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Researchers Call for More Studies into Insecticide, ADHD Link

In wake of an American/Canadian study detailing a possible connection between the use of insecticides and ADHD in children, Swedish researchers are calling for further studies into the possible link.

“It is a large and well done study that shows that we can’t continue to shut our eye’s to the fact that such a connection could exist,” Professor Christopher Gillberg, a leading ADHD researcher, told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

According to the study, children with high amounts of a certain insecticide in their urine had two times the risk of suffering from ADHD.

The substance under study is, however, only present in a handful of insecticides used in Sweden.