EDCs – Children’s Behavioural Disorders, such as Autism, ASD and ADHD

This post is part of our new “EDCs HEAL serie“

This post is part of our new “EDCs HEAL serie“.

Neurological disorders affecting child brain development and behaviour

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The prevalence of autistic disorders is currently around one in 500.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)
A number of recent studies show an increase in the incidence and prevalence of autism over the last 50 years. Studies in several countries show a population rate of
one in 500.

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now the most common neuro-developmental disorder in children in Europe. Studies in several countries show a
population rate of one in 500. In the UK, 3.62% of boys and 0.85% of girls aged 4-15 are affected. Incidence rates in EU countries range from 2-10%.

Sources – @HealthandEnv HEAL News

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