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I read something about pesticides being linked to ADHD. Are they? If so, which ones?

Asked 9 years ago by tronfier
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Posted 9 years ago

Prenatal exposure to toxins is among a number of environmental factors linked to ADHD. A recent study showed that prenatal exposure to the pesticide organophosphates increased a child’s chances of developing ADHD before age 5. Boys were more susceptible than girls. The study took place in Salinas, California, where organophosphates are used to ward off bugs on fruits and vegetables.

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