One of the latest links is between the use of pesticides on crops and ADHD in children. (See the bottom of the post for footnotes that link to more sources of information.)
Other negative effects linked to the junk that's regularly sprayed on produce:
- deficits in memory and motor skills
- behavioral problems
- childhood leukemia
- other cancers
- unhealthy weight gain
Remember the Dirty Dozen are the common fruits and vegetables that are most often heavily contaminated with chemicals, and make it a priority to purchase organic options for those on the dirty list.