4.5 million U.S. children ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year the number of kids that are diagnosed with the disorder has risen 3 percent a year from 1997 and 2006. But no so called scientist can tell us why. The latest culprit is speculated to be pesticides.
According to the Journal of Pediatrics (common bedside material for most moms) researchers studied 1,139 children ranging from 8 to 15. All of the children had measurable residue of pesticides commonly used on fruits and vegetables. (Diet is the major source of pesticide exposure in children.) So much for thinking that blueberries, strawberries and celery were healthy.