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Study links ADHD and pesticides

Researcher recommends buying organic, washing produce


Now there’s another reason to buy organic. Scientists in Canada and the U.S. have found a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, kids with higher-than-average levels of pesticides in their urine were almost two times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Maryse F. Bouchard, a researcher at the University of Montreal in Quebec and lead author of the study, called the link “fairly significant,” and suggested that parents should “buy as much organic as possible,” and wash produce thoroughly.


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