A study published yesterday in the Journal Pediatrics links pesticide exposure in children to a diagnosis of ADHD. When chemicals are everywhere, how can we keep ourselves and our children safe?
Dr. Catherine Karr is a pediatrician and environmental health specialist at the University of Washington. She talks about the science behind the studies and how the pesticides affect children's brains. We also hear from Kate Dailey, articles editor at Newsweek.com about what individuals and governments can do in the face of such pervasive exposure.
For more on how to ensure the food you buy is safe, including a list of fruits and vegetables and the range of pesticide levels found in them, visit http://www.foodnews.org/ (Non-organic strawberries, for example, carry a lot, while non-organic onions carry very little.)
And if you dare find out what health complications might be caused by the chemicals are in your shampoo, try: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/