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Lindsey Stephens
Re: 3/30 Discussion
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:00am
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There are many topics I am considering for my issue paper. My first topic deals with the disorders of ADD and ADHD in children. I am interested in this because I think it affects many children and these disorders can affect them later in life. There are a lot of controversies dealing with what actually causes the disorders. It is believed that the preservatives in food, like Lunchables, Hostess Cakes, and other junk food items, cause an increase in ADD and ADHD. Another substance that may be causing these disorders is the vaccinations everyone receives as a child. Some people believe that the preservatives and vaccinations are unnecessary because they cause side effects, like these disorders. Others think that they do not contribute at all to ADD and ADHD. I think that there is definitely two sides to this topic. It is either you have reason to believe that there is something unnatural causing an increase in ADD and ADHD, or you believe it is a completely natural thing.
My other topic I was thinking about that animal testing. There is a great deal of controversy whether or not humans should test all of our products on animals. The ones for it say that it is needed to keep humans safe and those against it say that it is a form of animal abuse that is cruel. I think it would be an interesting topic, because it is very familiar to people and I would like to learn more about it. I want to find more about it because I do not know a lot and it is important to know both sides before making a decision about something. That is why it is important to have knowledge of both before telling why you think the one side is important. I think that there are definitely two sides in animal testing and because it is so popular, I will probably find a lot of research. I am not sure about doing the first topic on what causes ADD and ADHD, because I am afraid there will not be enough research.

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