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Brain development

Pervasive industrial chemicals are destroying children's brains

David Gutierrez, , January 09, 2016
Scientists are increasingly uncovering the ways in which ubiquitous industrial chemicals are damaging children's brain development, condemning a generation of children to neurobehavioral disorders from hyperactivity to autism.

Cadmium could have adverse effects on brain development, reducing neurogenesis


The EPA publicly states that cadmium toxicity through inhalation and oral exposure can cause developmental effects, such as low fetal weight, skeletal malformations, interference with fetal metabolism and impaired neurological development.