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Exposure to Smoking and Lead Increase Risk

A study released on Monday links ADHD with prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke and childhood exposures to lead. The study was lead by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and analyzed data gathered on over 4,500 children.

"The researchers linked blood lead concentrations of 2 micrograms per deciliter
or greater to an increased risk of ADHD... Federal standards consider blood lead
levels below 10 micrograms per deciliter to be safe."
The showed that smoke and lead exposure combined accounted for 480,000 ADHD cases.

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Posted By: Lori S