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Researchers Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids

By Joe Singleton

This past week in the Journal Pediatrics, researchers published an article about a relationship that has been determined between exposure to pesticides and attention deficit disorder in United States children. In order to determine this correlation, kids’ urine was tested for pesticide residue, and those that had the highest levels were shown to have increased chances of developing ADHD, a disease that is associated with trouble in learning at school.

It has not been determined whether they were introduced to the pesticides in what they ate, or by environmental factors such as drinking water or air.

Prior studies have shown that a switch to organic vegetables and fruits lowers pesticide compounds levels in urine to the point where they are undetectable or close to undetectable levels. I believe that further studies should be done to completely prove causality and not just correlation with pesticide levels on fruits and vegetables that will push the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the levels of pesticide that are expected to be present in all food.

Parents should remain aware of the risks that could be involved when they feed their children non filtered water and non organic produce.

Here at Purity Products, we have created our own Organic Brothers line of Certified Organic Triple Greens and Organic Reds Formula because of our concern for this very issue. We can assure our customers that our products, such as Reds and Triple Greens Drinks, are organic because they are certified organic by the USDA and OAI. I love when my kids drink these powered drinks because I know that they are pure and contaminant free, as provide so many benefits. In addition, many other of our powered drinks contain beneficial organic ingredients even though they are not certified organic.

I for one, try to buy as much organic food as I can to make sure my kids have as little pesticide exposure as possible. Reality is we are all exposed to pesticides and chemicals on some level. Why not do what you can to lower the exposure as much as possible especially for our children who are more susceptible due to their growing bodies and relative size?

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Joe Singleton has over 20 years experience in nutrition and health issues in children. If you would like to read more, please visit Purity Products

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Singleton, Joe "Researchers Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids." Researchers Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids. 12 Jul. 2010. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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Singleton, J (2010, July 12). Researchers Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from

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Singleton, Joe "Researchers Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids"

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