Superfund Research Program
Epidemiology of Developmental Windows, Metal Mixtures and Neurodevelopment
- Project Summary
- 215 - Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure and Fish Intake to ADHD-Related Behavior -- Korrick
Release Date: 11/07/2012
A new study suggests an association between low-level mercury exposure and an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related behaviors. Conversely, children whose mothers ate more fish, the main non-occupational source of mercury exposure, during pregnancy had a lower risk of exhibiting ADHD-related behaviors.