Only One Chance

How to protect the Brains of the Next Generation

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How environmental pollution impairs brain development

How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development — and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation
by Philippe Grandjean

Professor and Chair of Environmental Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Philippe Grandjean has devoted his career to studying how environmental chemicals affect children and their brain development. His studies on mercury triggered an international response that led to a United Nations agreement to control mercury pollution. Philippe Grandjean has studied children in the U.S. and Denmark, in the Faroe Islands, and countries in South America and Asia, and he has published about 500 scientific papers on his findings.

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