August 24th, 2010


Prenatal Organophosphate Exposure Increases ADHD Risk

"We found that higher concentrations of organophosphate metabolites in the urine of pregnant women was associated with increased odds of attention problems and poorer attention scores in their young children as assessed either by maternal report, psychometrician observation, or by direct assessment," the study authors write.

Bottom line: pregnant women should wash their veggies and fruits very well, and consider locating away from agricultural areas during gestation.

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7 unsafe foods
Here's further clarification on a few food items that I wasn't avoiding as well as I could. Canned tomatoes, for example.

Also, on some of the toxic dyes found in processed foods and what sorts of pathologies they cause (mostly in rodents):