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New Evidence to Support the Pesticide-ADHD Link

Recent results from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey add to growing evidence supporting the link between pesticides and ADHD.

Adding to previous studies showing a link between ADHD and exposure to very high levels of organophosphate pesticides during childhood (for example, among children who live in farming communities where the chemicals are used), recent study results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that were published in JAMA show that even lower levels of exposure to the pesticides—by eating fruits and vegetables treated with them—are linked to higher risk of developing ADHD.

A separate research team linked in utero low-level organochlorine exposure to ADHD-like behavior development in childhood.

What the Bloggers Have Said:

  • Neurologica Blog — Pesticides and ADHD
  • Psychology Today — Pesticides Cause ADHD? What??
  • HealthLawProg Blog — Pesticide Exposure may Contribute to ADHD, Study Finds
  • Dr. Buttar’s Blog — Pesticides in Kids Linked to ADHD