ADHD – The Neurotoxin Connection


Modern chemistry has brought us many things, but not all of them are good. We live in a world where we create substances in the laboratory that wind up in our foods, our personal care products, our laundry detergents, our household cleaning supplies and our “air fresheners.” We want to believe that they’ve all been tested and shown to be safe, but that just isn’t true.

We’ve seen an increase in a number of conditions recently, and the modern chemicals are a likely culprit.


  • Processed foods
  • Food additives
  • Food dyes
  • Aspartame & other artificial sweeteners
  • MSG
  • Sugar
  • Foods treated with pesticides


  • Cleaning products containing solvents or fragrances
  • “Air fresheners”, plugins, candles, even potpourri which has added fragrance
  • Fragrances, colognes, perfumes, after-shaves
  • Personal care products with added fragrance – even with “masking fragrance”
  • Clothes that have been dry-cleaned using PERC
  • Petroleum disinfectants (Lysol, Pine-Sol)
  • Moth balls
  • Anything containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

I found this article on Neurotoxins And ADHD: Connecting The Dots. The neurotoxins referred to come from home cleaning products. But the author goes on to talk about many things that can be neurotoxic:

  • Solvent-based markers
  • Furniture polish
  • Conventionally dry-cleaned clothes (using PERC)
  • Moth balls
  • Cleaning products containing VOCs
  • Most modern fragrances
  • and more


Photo Courtesy chris.corwin via Flickr.

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