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Widely used chemicals linked to ADHD in kids
July 21, 2010
Washington, DC: A new study has suggested a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
The study, led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers, used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to compare the PFC levels found in serum samples taken from 571 children, ages 12 to 15.
The parents of 48 of these children reported their children were diagnosed with ADHD, one of the most common neuro-developmental disorders in children.
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