Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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8 ADHD Culprits Lurking in Your Home

Baby Care Products

Baby Care Products
Culprit: Phthalates
Found in: Baby shampoos, lotions and powders (Diaper cream and baby wipes do not typically contain phthalates.)
What they do: Phthalates are chemicals used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to birth defects, asthma, reproductive problems - and now ADD/ADHD in children. A recent study found that the higher a child's exposure to phthalates, the worse the ADHD symptoms.
Fix it: Stop using items that contain dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP) and diethylphthalate (DEP) and use fragrance-free products. "Fragrance" is a blanket term for many chemicals including phthalates.