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Diseases in Childhood Triggered by the Environment Proves Costly

by Savitha C Muppala on May 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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 Diseases in Childhood Triggered by the Environment Proves Costly

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.

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.



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