New Study Linking Pesticides to ADHD

We are not 100% organic in our home, but I buy organic when possible and always buy organic milk and yogurt for my daughter. I started doing this after reading the advice that if you can’t afford to switch completely to organic goods to switch the things consumed in the largest quantities and/or to avoid the “Dirty Dozen” or those foods with the highest levels of pesticides. This made sense to me and gave me the feeling that I was doing what I could, which keeping in a realistic single income budget.

A new study is linking the higher cases of ADHD in the United States to the level of pesticides found in US children. Further research needs to be done, however, it is an interesting link that I find intriguing and am curious to see if additional studies form similar conclusions. I know that I only fed my daughter organic baby foods when at all possible, because of the literature I had read about the levels of pesticides found in baby’s urine when eating conventional vs. organic foods. So although I do not know for sure that these higher levels of pesticides in the body are directly linked with ADHD, I can’t imagine that it doesn’t pose some long term effect on our bodies. Check the study out here.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.
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