Increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder associated with exposure to organophosphate pesticide in Taiwanese children.

@article{Yu2016IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder associated with exposure to organophosphate pesticide in Taiwanese children.},
  author={C Yu and J-C Du and H-C Chiou and M-Y Chung and Winnie Yang and Y A Chen and M-R Fuh and L-C Chien and B V Hwang and M Chen},
  journal={Andrology},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={695-705}
}
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is male predominated, and the etiology of this disorder remains unclear. Past studies have assessed the association of low-level organophosphate pesticide exposure with childhood ADHD cross-sectionally and prospectively. However, the results have been inconsistent. A first case-control study was performed to investigate the relationship between organophosphate pesticide exposure and ADHD with adjusted covariates. We recruited 97 doctor-diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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