Thursday, December 3, 2009

Phthalate Exposure and ADD

Phthalates are used in a variety of products including: pesticides, children's toys, cleaning products, liquid soap, and modern electronics. They are virtually everywhere. They are 10%-60% of plastic products by weight. They are known endocrine disruptors which can cause changes in hormone levels and birth defects in rats. And now, a research study in South Korea has just come out which reveals that school age children with ADD have higher phthalate levels suggesting that these ubiquitous chemicals may be a contributing factor in neurological and behavior problems.

The high level of phthalates might have to do with exposure or with the poor detoxification systems of some children, which means they can't eliminate these toxins.

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