Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

ADD & ADHD Health Center

ADHD Environmental Factors Directory

The exact cause of ADHD is not known. Most theories include both genetic and environmental factors as contributing to ADHD. So far, pesticides, foods, food dyes, and more have been studied as contributing agents with inconclusive results. Some studies show an increase in hyperactivity in children who are exposed to these different factors. You should discuss with your doctor any concerns you have about your child's environment and ADHD. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how environmental factors such as pesticides, chemicals, food dyes, and more may play a role in ADHD.

Medical Reference

Features

Thumbnail: Is There a Link Between Pesticides and ADHD?

Researchers have found an association between pesticide exposure and ADHD. Here's what you need to know.

Read Full Article

Video

Slideshows & Images

Health Tools

News Archive

Today on WebMD

Justin Timberlake
Slideshow
brain food
SLIDESHOW
 
Man distracted while working
Assessment
young man holding book
Article
 

concentration killers
SLIDESHOW
Woman taking a vitamin or supplement
Article
 
ADHD and Substance Abuse
Article
Reduce Side Effects ADHD Medications
Article
 

young man with head in hands
Evaluator
smiling man
Article
 
ADHD in Marriage and Romantic Relationships
Article
Adult man lying awake in bed
Article
 

WebMD Special Sections