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Study Says More Toxic Chemicals Damaging Kids' Brains

by Sheela Philomena on  February 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides are damaging kids' brains, reveals new study.

Dr. Philippe Grandjean, one of the co-authors, said that the world is facing a "chemical brain drain."
 Study Says More Toxic Chemicals Damaging Kids' Brains
Study Says More Toxic Chemicals Damaging Kids' Brains
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Grandjean has spent decades to investigate chemicals capable of damaging the developing brain. He started with lead, then mercury, Huffington Post reported.

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Grandjean said that the line-up has now grown to a dozen "bona fide brain drainers" asserting that's twice as many chemicals as he and co-author Philip Landrigan, chairman of the department of preventative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, listed in their first review of the science in 2006.

Joining methylmercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, toluene and ethanol, according to the authors' updated list, are manganese, fluoride, DDT, chlorpyrifos, tetrachloroethylene and polybrominated biphenyl ethers.

Source: ANI
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