Pesticides and ADHD: Having Salad with a Side of Suspected Toxins

8 years ago
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 I try to buy organic fruits and veggies, at least the dirty dozen.  Organic milk too. Pasta, once or twice. Pajamas, never.  So you may not be surprised to learn I read the new study linking ADHD to pesticides as my children gobbled up grapes that were not organic, this being New Jersey and not the West Coast where I imagine pesticide-free is an achievable if not cost-effect lifestyle.  After finishing the article published in the current Pediatrics, I didn't wince too much, the grapes flown in fortunately from California and not Chile.  

Let's first get over the technical language because it did scare me:
Organophosphate Pesticides. 
Diethyl Alkylphosphate.
Dimethyl Alkylphosphate.

So should you worry about this study? Get set, here's the deal...

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