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Study Shows Tobacco and Lead Exposure Associated with ADHD

Children exposed prenatally to tobacco, and those exposed to lead in childhood, have a higher risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to research done at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The study, published in the December issue of Pediatrics, said the risk was especially high among those with both exposures. Reduction of these common exposures may be an important avenue for ADHD prevention, the study said.

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