Smoking and Lead Linked to ADHD

About a third of all cases of attention deficit syndrome are linked to lead contamination and smoking.

Smoking, lead linked to attention deficit

“About one-third of attention deficit cases among U.S. children may be linked with tobacco smoke before birth or to lead exposure afterward, according to new research. Even levels of lead that the government considers acceptable appeared to increase a child’s risk of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the study found. It builds on previous research linking attention problems, including ADHD, with childhood lead exposure and smoking during pregnancy, and offers one of the first estimates for how much those environmental factors might contribute. ‘It’s a landmark paper that quantifies the number of cases of ADHD that can be attributed to very important environmental exposures,’ said Leo Trasande, assistant director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.”

Environmental “pollution” leads to many situations that are advancing sub-health conditions. Look around you and “clean up” your home and your environment… natural food is a benefit, but if you are surrounded by environmental pollution, it has less of a benefit.

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