Scientists first documented that PCBs had neurological effects in children in the mid 80s. Now new research suggests they may also play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In late February, researchers published findings from their investigation into the prevalence of inattentive and impulsive behaviors in boys and girls in New Bedford, Mass. Although the children studied were born to mothers who lived near the contaminated harbor and dumpsites, their exposures were comparable to children’s levels throughout the US.
Read Lindsey Konkel’s full article on the Environmental Health News website.