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[Reblog] Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD

Usually I don’t reblog posts with commercial advertising.  Please don’t associate me with any of the products! However, the post cited reputable resources.
On another note, I stopped using pesticides about five years ago.  Don’t get me started on RoundUp, even the least potent versions. Sure, I have more weeds. Corn gluten has eradicated the broadleaf grass. Other weeds I just pull out by hand.

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Percent of Youth 4-17 Ever Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by State: National Survey of Children’s Health

 

From the undated post at Science Blog

 

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system — responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study.

The research published Wednesday in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), by Rutgers scientists and colleagues from Emory University, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Wake Forest University discovered that mice exposed to the pyrethroid pesticide deltamethrin in utero and through lactation exhibited several features of ADHD, including dysfunctional dopamine signaling in the brain, hyperactivity, working memory, attention deficits and impulsive-like behavior.
Read more at http://scienceblog.com/76707/common-pesticide-may-increase-risk-adhd/#ZGUbPJch3TbkfGGH.99

 

 

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January 30, 2015 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News | , , , , ,

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