‘Little Things Matter’ Exposes Big Threat To Children’s Brains

Posted by Mike Confino, November 25, 2014

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Tiny amounts of lead, chemical flame retardants and organophosphate pesticides, among other toxins, course through the blood of nearly every American. But just how much worry is a little poison worth?

A lot, especially when considering the cumulative effects of this chemical cocktail on children, warns a video unveiled Thursday during an environmental health conference in Ottawa, Canada. The seven-minute project, “Little Things Matter,” draws on emerging scientific evidence that even mild exposures to common contaminants can derail normal brain development — lowering IQs and raising risks of behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

via ‘Little Things Matter’ Exposes Big Threat To Children’s Brains.

  1. TrishRiley Says:

    ‘Little Things Matter’ Exposes Big Threat To Children’s Brains: Tiny amounts of lead, chemical flame retardants… http://t.co/HFUcPnguBp

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