What are we doing to our children’s brains?

It is very clear we have to set up a different system to better protect the brains of the future

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Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime says @lizzieg1 . Image by Rasmus Fritzon.

The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly 300 percent, while that of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased 33 percent. CDC figures also show that 10 to 15 percent of all babies born in the U.S. have some type of neurobehavorial development disorder. Still more are affected by neurological disorders that don’t rise to the level of clinical diagnosis. “

  • Chemicals and the Brain
  • Precise Choreography
  • Something in the Air
  • Widespread Exposure
  • The Stress Factor
  • What to Do?

Read: What are we doing to our childrens brains,
by Elizabeth Grossman, on ensia, February 16, 2015.
and from the same author: Banned in Europe, safe in the U.S., ensia., June 9, 2014.

More references
  • Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2009, cdc.
  • Children’s Exposure to Mercury Compounds, who, 2010.
  • National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, cdc, 2009 and 2015.

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