In the world of medicine we believe that we should never do anything to a patient without informed consent – this means the patient is aware, educated, and able to comprehend the potential benefits and risks of the intervention, whatever that may be. This is my attempt to help the process of informed consent regarding our community bringing another lead-releasing industry into our area.
WHY is my kid bouncing off the wall? Maybe he/she is toxic. Seriously. In a recent study of US children, those with higher levels of organophosphate (OPs) pesticide metabolites in their urine were more likely to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children with lower levels, researchers report in the June issue of Pediatrics.