Monday, May 17, 2010

Organophosphate and ADHD

In my last post, I talked about the savings to the planet from buying and eating local organic food. If that didn't convince you that this was a good idea, here is an even more compelling reason. This morning on the Today Show there was a report about the pesticide Organophosphate. Research has found a big link between children having Organophosphate in their bodies, and ADHD.

The recommendation by the Today Show doctor. Eat locally and organic. This is probably one of many issues caused by fertilizers and pesticides when they enter our children's bodies. I know that sometimes the reason people don't choose local organic food is because of the belief that the cost is too high. I'm wondering what the cost of a child with ADHD is. Is it possible that exposing our children to things like Organophosphate costs so much more in medical bills and quality of life than spending a little more at the grocery story?

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Peace and Love,