Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopment disabilities among children such as autism, attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia have soared according to healthland.time.
“The greatest concern is the great number of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the absence of a formal diagnosis,” said Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH according to psychcentral.com.
Many more chemicals than the known dozen or so identified as neurotoxicants contribute to a “silent pandemic” of neurobehavioral deficits that is eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, and damaging societies, according to sciencedailey.com. “The problem is international in scope, and the solution must therefore also be international,” said Grandjean.
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