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What Causes ADHD? 12 Myths and Facts
While smoking, alcohol, and pesticides may be a problem, researchers are looking at other toxins too.
For instance, Boston University School of Public Health researchers found a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs)industrial compounds widely used in products like stain-resistance coatings and food packagingand ADHD. Phthalatesfound in items like toys, food packaging, and cosmeticshave also been linked to ADHD.
But as with many factors, the evidence only points to a correlation and can't prove that these chemicals contribute to ADHD.
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