As ADHD rates climb and parents looks for a reason why, the link between ADHD and pesticides continues to be investigated. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a policy statement regarding children’s exposure to pesticides in its December 2012 issue of Pediatrics. The abstract from the policy statement offers the following stance on early [...]
Dr. Pete Scire, center director of the Brain Balance Centers of Atlanta, was recently interviewed on Atlanta’s 11Alive News. During the broadcast, Dr. Scire speaks about the recent study that came out in the journal Pediatrics regarding the link between pesticides and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Click play to watch now!
A child’s exposure to pesticides, specifically organophosphates, may result in an increased risk of developing ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Kids with above-average levels of a common pesticide byproduct had twice ADHD risk.