Industrial chemicals 'may cause global neurodevelopmental epidemic' - Medical News Today

According to Dr. Phillippe Grandjean, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and Dr. Phillip Landrigan, of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, the number of chemicals that are recognized to be linked with neurodevelopmental disorders has increased
from six to 12.
In 2006, lead, methylmercury, arsenic, polychlorinated bipenyls and toluene were the only chemicals linked to brain development disorders. By last year, manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos (a pesticide),
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), tetrachloroethylene (a solvent), and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants) were added to the list.
These have variously been associated with ADHD,  autism , cerebral palsy and dyslexia (and obesity).

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