ADD, ADHD & Learning Disorders
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Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders, Learning Disorders, Oppositional Behavior Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be caused by a variety of things.
There has been an alarming connection between these disorders and toxins. Pesticides are of major concern. Pesticides and other toxins can damage the blood brain barrier (http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bbb.html), once damaged materials that should not be able to enter the brain are able to enter the brain easily (http://www.chem-tox.com/pesticides/index.htm#lawnneurotox). Toxins in foods, personal care products, laundry products, household products, air, and water can enter the brain causing many symptoms including those found in ADD, ADHD, learning and behaviour disorders.
Dr. Doris Rapp, Pediatrician http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/node/591
What can you do to help your child:
Toxins enter the body by ingestion, inhalation and through absorption through the skin (anything touching the skin or in the air can be absorbed).
See Toxin List & Symptoms
For more information on toxic effect and children visit the following sites:
Preventing Harm http://www.preventingharm.org/rptdownload.html
(A Resource and Action Centre on Children and the Environment)
"In Harms Way"
Since long term accumulation of toxins within the body can have a detrimental effect on health and lead to multiple chemical sensitivities, all personal care, laundry care, garden and household products used should be natural. Many children experience negative mental symptoms due to the dyes and chemicals in these products. Additives, artificial colours and preservatives should also be eliminated from the diet. There is additional information available at The Big Carrot on http://thebigcarrot.ca/additives.htm
Vitality Magazine - Dr. Doris Rapp http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/node/591
Air Quality - Student Performance
Air Quality - VOCs
An Inconvenient Truth - DVD
http://www.btoxicfree.com/avoiding_toxins.htm#Anchor2 Use toxin free products
http://aunaturelle.com/index.html Toxins to be avoided
Nova Scotia Allergy and Environmental Health Assocation http://www.lesstoxicguide.ca/index.asp?
http://www.btoxicfree.com/avoiding_toxins.htm#Anchor1 Reducing chemical exposure
In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development (Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility) www.igc.org/psr/
Joseph Borkovic, Eco-dynamics_3-TM, goodnessyou-goodnessme.org
Trade Secrets www.pbs.org/tradesecrets/problem/bodyburden.html
Our Stolen Future www.ourstolenfuture.org
Generations at Risk
Environmental Illness Society of Canada (EISC) www.eisc.ca
Brain Basics http://www.sirinet.net/~jgjohnso/nervous.html
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