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Harvard Finds Growing Number of Chemicals Linked With Brain Disorders in Children

28 Feb 2014 4:18 PM | Deleted user

Boston, MA – Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among childrenundefinedsuch as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexiaundefinedaccording to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The researchers say a new global prevention strategy to control the use of these substances is urgently needed.

The report will be published online February 15, 2014 in Lancet Neurology.

“The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the absence of a formal diagnosis..full article.

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