Saturday, October 27, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
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 ...