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TOPIC: Common Pesticide Associated with ADHD in Boys

Common Pesticide Associated with ADHD in Boys 02 Jun 2015 14:54 #363

Common Pesticide Associated with ADHD in Boys
Posted June 2, 2015 by Rick Nauert PhD

Emerging research discovers a commonly used household pesticide is linked with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens.

Although the relationship was correlational and not a cause and effect linkage, the finding that pyrethroid pesticide exposure and ADHD are associated, particularly in terms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, is important.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report that the association was found to be stronger in boys than in girls and that inattentiveness was not associated with pesticide contact.

The study is published online in the journal Environmental Health.


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