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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

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Do you know how canned chemicals are linked to neurological disorders like ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities?

For some time, California has officially recognized that bisphenol A is harmful to human health. The chemical is used in many plastics—including food and drink containers—and exposure to it has been linked to disruptions in the body’s reproductive system and … Continue reading

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Do you know that lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby and cause irreversible damage?

According to Center of Disease Control and Prevention if you are pregnant you should take the responsibility of avoiding lead exposure to prevent lead poisoning to yourself and your unborn baby @ http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/pregnant.htm Are You Pregnant? Prevent Lead Poisoning. Start … Continue reading

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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

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Every parent should know these three facts about the link between neurotoxins and ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities

* Reports from the National Research Council concluded that 3 percent of developmental disabilities are the direct consequence of neurotoxic environmental exposures and that another 25 percent arise out of the interplay of environmental factors and individual genetic susceptibility. * … Continue reading

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Autism, ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers

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

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