Research published in the “Journal Pediatrics” shows a connection to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children and pesticides. The research involved over 1,139 children from various areas in the United States. The research found that the children who were exposed to above-average levels of one (pesticide) byproduct is more than twice as likely to get ADHD.
The pesticide chemicals were developed during the World War 2 and used for war tactics. The chemical affects the nervous system which enables it to kill pests and insects. The study claims that a pesticide is responsible for some behavioural and learning problems when transferred via the digestion of food or through the skin.
Pediatric dermatologists suggest that the skin of a baby is 20 % thinner than that of an adult therefore children are more susceptible to the affects of pesticides. The chemical lowers the protective function of the body from temperature, bacteria or chemicals.
Certified organic food labels guarantees no pesticides or insecticides are used. Using organic clothing from natural fibres are also likely to be safe from harmful chemicals.