Researchers found links between organophosphate pesticides and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children in a study the medical journal Pediatrics published. The study identified correlation “at levels common among U.S. children,” possibly boosting the market for organic blueberries, strawberries, and celery. Kathleen Schuler’s February 22 OtherWords op-ed, Warning: Consumer Products May Be Harmful to Your Health, called for reforming “the outdated, ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act to protect the most vulnerable, especially children and pregnant women, phase out the worst chemicals, and require basic safety data for all chemicals before they are put into products.”
This is Your Brain on Pesticides
Research finds that consuming pesticides may make it more likely that kids will develop ADHD.
By Emily Schwartz Greco | May 18, 2010