I wrote a case study on ADHD and thought some of what I learned would apply to this blog, it's pretty interesting stuff....It's evident that there has been a dramatic increase in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Environmental hazards, specifically
mercury and lead as neurotoxins, are mainly responsible due to the high correlation between
mercury and lead levels and ADHD:
- Children with ADHD have a mean blood mercury levels 6.6 nmol/L higher than children without ADHD
- Children with anything above 29 nmol/L had 9.69 times higher risks of having ADHD (Cheuk & Wong, 2006).
- Lead has a similar case; studies have found those with ADHD have higher levels of lead in their blood
-Today, it is estimated that 25% of children in the U.S. are at risk for lead poisoning
- It is estimated that 3.8
million children have toxic levels of lead exposure from water-specific sources (Crocetti &
environmental policy does address this, but so far all efforts and establishments have been insufficient in taking care of this....