Mice And Their Effects On Children Essay
Monitoring exposed mice in the Y-Maze tested deficits in working memory and attention. Studies showed that male exposed mice seemed to follow the same paths, and chose to enter same-arms rather than trying new areas. These effects were observed in males, but not females.
To determine whether findings in mice were also supported in the human population, a study was conducted by using parent-reported diagnoses of ADHD, urinary levels of 3-BPA and prescription medications used to treat ADHD in children. 5489 children ages 6-15 were observed. Of those 5489 children, 2123 had urinary 3-BPA levels and 503 had parent-reported ADHD. The ratio of a diagnosis of ADHD was above the limit of detection for children with levels of 3-PBA in their urine. Thus, exposure to pyrethroid pesticides may increase the odds of an ADHD diagnoses.
In conclusion of this study, it was found that oral administration of deltamethrin, a pyrethroid pesticide, to mice during their developmental stages resulted in chemical changes in the brain, as well as, behavioral changes in the mice. These types of chemical changes and behavioral adversities compare to…