Pesticides and ADHD

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Many studies have been done linking pesticides to cancer and other illnesses but more studies are now being done linking pesticides to ADHD.  Most pesticides rely on organophosphates as its core ingredient. Organophosphates work by attacking the nervous system of the pests that are targeted by pesticide products. Therefore it makes since that organophosphates that are in the produce we eat will have a similar disruptive effect on our nervous systems.  To say that a little bit is okay is hard to determine because if it is in most of the produce we consume how can the FDA predict how much we will eat?  I love fruits and vegetables but if I eat to much will it affect my behavior as well as give me cancer?  I try to stay away from the the dirty dozen (you can see what those are on my previous post) and only eat those when they are grown organically.  For more information on this study, please click on the link below…

Study: A Link Between Pesticides and ADHD « APP Advocate

Chemicals in plastics and common household goods have been associated with serious developmental problems, while a long inventory of other hazards are contributing to rising rates of modern ills: heart disease, obesity,