Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology, discusses a study that finds children exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A new study from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a ‘Western-style’ diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. “A ‘Western’ pattern is a diet with a trend towards takeaway foods, confectionary, processed, fried and refined foods. These … Continue reading
Dr. Philip Landrigan is at the top of NurtureNature!’s hero list. The following is taken directly from the Mount Sinai Medical Center press release April 30, 2010 Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center honored for his study of the effects of environmental pollutants on chronic childhood diseases. Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, a world-renowned leader … Continue reading
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why a 1976 toxic chemical law may be putting Americans at risk
“A growing body of research is linking five chemicals — among the most common in the world — to a host of ailments, including cancer, sexual problems and behavioral issues… Is enough being done to protect us from chemicals that could harm us? Watch ‘Toxic America,’ a special two-night investigative report with Sanjay Gupta M.D.” … Continue reading
Research article published May 17th, 2010 in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Researchers measured the pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children and found children with levels of (pesticide) DMAP metabolite, dimethyl thiophosphate, higher than the median of detectable concentrations had twice the odds of ADHD. This is the largest study … Continue reading
Healthy Child Healthy World helps millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps. Healthy Child Healthy World exists because more than 125 million Americans, especially children, now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, … Continue reading