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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences head lauds Northeastern’s interdisciplinary approach
You can’t change your genes, but you can change your environment.” So said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, during her forward-looking talk Monday morning at Northeastern. “You cannot do environmental … Continue reading
What is the impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on neural development and the onset of neurological disorders like ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities?
Even though high doses of organic pollutants are toxic, relatively low concentrations have been reported to cause long-term alterations in functioning of individual organisms, populations and even next generations. Among these pollutants are dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, brominated flame retardants, … Continue reading
A new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or … Continue reading