One of the top stories today is about how they are linking pesticides to ADHD. I seen it on Good Morning America and the local news. It said that blueberries, strawberries, peaches and raspberries have the highest amount of pesticides. Not that we needed the news to tell us that all these chemicals that are sprayed on our food is hurting our children.
The research, published today in the journal Pediatrics, found that children with higher levels of pesticides measured in their urine were more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Researchers at the University of Montreal and Harvard measured pesticide levels in the urine of more than 1,100 children ages 8 to 15 and found that those with the highest levels of markers for a common class of pesticide known as organophosphates, had the highest incidence of ADHD. In one measure, children with higher than average levels of the marker, had twice the incidence of ADHD. The compound itself was found in nearly all — 94 percent — of children.
source: Baltimore Sun