Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most frequently diagnosed neurobehavioral problems in children and is thought to be largely hereditary. But only a small number of cases have been linked to specific genes, leading many researchers to explore the impact of environmental exposures. Professor Susan Schantz discusses how the neurologic effects of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls compare with symptoms of ADHD and what environmental health researchers can learn from those similarities and differences.
This discussion is presented as an 8-minute podcast [links provided for downloading]. The site also provides a transcript of the discussion. See http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.trp120110.