Monday, February 24, 2014

Industrial Chemicals Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found a direct link between industrial chemicals and neurodevelopmental disabilities in children.  Here is an excerpt from the report, published in the Lancet Neurology Journal.
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence.
Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health stated, “The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the absence of a formal diagnosis. They suffer reduced attention span, delayed development and poor school performance. Industrial chemicals are now emerging as likely causes."

Read more:

Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Children Exposed to More Brain-Harming Chemicals Than Ever Before

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