Diseases in Childhood Triggered by the Environment Proves Costly

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM General Health News
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Childhood diseases which have their origin in the environment have cost the nation close to $77 billion in medical costs in 2008 , an analysis has revealed.
 Diseases in Childhood Triggered by the Environment Proves Costly
Diseases in Childhood Triggered by the Environment Proves Costly
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Investigators analyzed the role of the environment in triggering conditions like asthma, ADHD and childhood cancers and put a figure on the costs of treating such disorders .

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According to the analysis, the list of diseases triggered by environmental factors are methylmercury poisoning, childhood cancer, lead poisoning, asthma, autism and ADHD. Lead poisoning was by far the costliest.



Source: Medindia
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