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    • Causing of ADHD by Lucas Millman and Adam Hall
    • What is ADHD?
        • ADHD stands for A ttention D eficit H yperactivity D isorder
        •   Hyperactivity is defined as "squeamish, inability to follow rules, talks excessively, and has trouble being quiet."
        •   Inattention is characterized by "making careless mistakes, difficulty sustaining attention, distracted by extraneous stimuli, often forgetful of daily activities."
        •   There is no medical cure for the disorder but various medication strategies are available to treat the symptom
    • Phthalates In Toys
        • Phthalates are major chemicals used in manufacturing many plastics
        • Phthalate compounds are used in products ranging from toys, cleaning materials, plastics, personal care items, and other materials. 
        •   Recent studies suggest Phthalates are dangerous to children who have contact with the material
    • Research in Phthalates & ADHD
        • Phthalates involved with plastic manufacturing have been recently linked to ADHD symptoms
        • These findings were published by Korean scientists alarming public health advocates phthalates
        •   Their study measured urine phthalate concentrations
        • Their study also tested children who were evaluated for symptoms of ADHD using teacher-reported instruments and computerized tests that measured attention and impulsive behavior and test scores
    • Acknowledgements
        •       http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091119101042.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&   utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Netvibes
        •      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention-deficit_hyperactivity_disorder    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR, Frances, Allen, et al. APA ,2000 pg.90-93