Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Activist Post: New Study Proves Mercury Exposure During Pregnancy Causes ADHD in Children

Women who are planning to have a baby or who are already pregnant are now being warned to avoid foods containing mercury and are now being encouraged to eat more fish during pregnancy.

It is well-known that certain species of fish (shark, Barramundi and swordfish) contain high levels of mercury. Whereas, other species of fish such as snapper and salmon usually have relatively low levels of mercury. For a comprehensive list of fish to avoid,
click here.

A new study published in the
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has concluded that children born from mothers who had been exposed to mercury before and during pregnancy are at risk of developing ADHD-related behaviors in their children. 

Activist Post: New Study Proves Mercury Exposure During Pregnancy Causes ADHD in Children

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