February 07, 2017

Prenatal exposure to mercury and fish consumption during pregnancy and ADHD-related behavior in children

Childhood behavioral disorders are increasingly prevalent and result in substantial costs to families and society, with impacts on the educational system, quality of life and often on productivity into adulthood. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, affecting 8-12% of children worldwide, yet the etiology is not well understood.3, 4 Increasing evidence supports associations between metals and ADHD-related behaviors, including prenatal and postnatal lead exposures.

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