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Pesticides May Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

Study Shows Food Is Likely Source of Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD

Pesticide Exposure From Common Foods continued...

According to tests by the consumer organization Environmental Working Group (EWG), seven fruits are among the foods most contaminated with organophosphate pesticides:

  • peaches
  • strawberries
  • apples
  • domestic blueberries
  • nectarines
  • cherries
  • imported grapes

The EWG also found high pesticide levels in five vegetables:

  • celery
  • sweet bell peppers
  • spinach
  • kale
  • collard greens
  • potatoes

The good news is that EWG found 15 fruits and vegetables to be relatively low in pesticide residues:

  • onions
  • avocado
  • sweet corn (frozen)
  • pineapples
  • mango
  • sweet peas (frozen)
  • asparagus
  • kiwi fruit
  • cabbage
  • eggplant
  • domestic cantaloupe
  • watermelon
  • grapefruit
  • sweet potatoes
  • honeydew melon

Weisskopf and colleagues report their findings in the May 17 online issue of Pediatrics.

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