Barbara - posted on 12/25/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
In the recent WebMD magazine, September 2010 issue, written by Ari Brown, MD, they addressed this;
At least one in 10 American kids has attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, or ADHD. And a recent study published in Pedicatrics did find an association between pesticides exposure and ADHD, so there may be a link.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied 1,139 children ages 8 to 15, about 10% of whom had ADHD. All of the children submitted a urine specimen for testing. The urine of children with ADHD had significantly higher levels of byproducts of organophosphates, a class of insecticides that acts on insects' brains and nervous systems. And the higher the level of these byproducts in the urine, the greater the chance the child had ADHD. What's scary is that these kids weren't living on farms or near pesticide manufacturing plants; they were kids exposed to normal levels of pesticides.
Some way to limit children's exposure to pesticides include buying locally grown fresh produce in season and then washing it carefully. And consider opting for organic versions of produce that tends to carry the most pesticide residues, including peaches, apples, cherries, imported grapes, strawberries, blueberries, celery, bell peppers, spinach, kale, collard greens and potatoes.
How scary is that!!! I have found a nutritional supplement that has totally detoxed my child and she is now med free, happy & healthy. It makes me sick to see how the government and FDA allows all of these toxins on and in our foods. Our bodies were designed for perfect nutrition, not chemicals.
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Good luck to you and your family.