Detectable levels of pesticide compounds were found in the urine of almost all the children studied
By Associated Press health & medical staff
Research published today in the journal Pediactrics suggests a possible link between exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables and children's attention-deficit disorder.
Detectable levels of pesticide compounds were found in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD, a common problem that causes students to have trouble in school.
The children may have eaten food treated with pesticides, breathed it in the air or swallowed it in their drinking water. The study didn't determine how they were exposed.
Experts say the research is well done. But more studies will be needed to confirm the connection is more than chance.