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Pesticides link to attention deficit disorder
Source: New Straits Times, August 24, 2010
   
 

Pregnant women exposed to pesticides may be more likely to have hyperactive children, says researchers from the University of California.  They reported their  study found that babies exposed to crop sprays while still in the womb had greater odds of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder by the age of five.   The team tested around 300 women for traces of pesticides twice in pregnancy and also looked at levels in their children.  The boys and girls were also tested as they grew up for symptoms of ADHD and other attention problems.  This flagged up a strong link between exposure to widely-used organophosphate pesticides in the womb and hyperactivity. 


   
     
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