Monday, October 8, 2012

Visit me at Forbes!

I've joined the Forbes blogging network, and you can find my first post about a study addressing ADHD behaviors and mercury exposure during pregnancy here. It starts like this:
Maybe you’ve seen a little story today about mercury, pregnancy, fish, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you haven’t, you probably will. The news release headline says, “Prenatal mercury exposure may be associated with risk of ADHD-related behaviors.” The modifiers in there “may be” and “related” won’t stop the mental math from this study translating as “pregnant+mercury=ADHD,” and it won’t stop headlines from implying as much. Mix in a confusing finding about eating fish during pregnancy–protective or harmful?–and what’s a science consumer to do? Read more ... 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Emily. Have been reading your blog for a while and find it very rational and informative, in contrast to bulk of blather that's out there! I am wondering your take on the buzz concerning autism and cerebral folate deficiency. There is a mom in my area that is urging everyone to send out for this test and says that all persons with autism must go milk free b/c milk causes brain damage. Sounds pretty extreme to me. Just wondering your take. I am the aspie mom of a little boy with HFA. Thanks.