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Neurotox Briefing: Chemicals compromising our children

Neurotox Briefing: Chemicals compromising our children This discusses the problem posed by industrial chemicals for the healthy development of children’s brains. The neurotoxicity of chemicals such as PCBs, mercury and pesticides has resulted in widespread damage. The failure of regulation, and the consequences of inadequate regulation are reviewed, especially in terms of the overall social impact, and the financial costs incurred. Given past experience of inadequate testing of chemicals, overestimates of safe levels, and the disregard of warning signs, this briefing concludes that a more precautionary regulation is need, and makes specific recommendations for actions at national, EU and international level to eliminate exposures to developmental neurotoxins. It also mentions how health professionals can contribute.

The briefing is available in English, Italian, Russian, and German.

Last updated on 30 June 2011

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