Developmental neurotoxicity and industrial chemical

Developmental neurotoxicity of industrial chemicalsP Grondjean, PJ Landrigan Lancet 2006, 368, 2167-78Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy are common, and cause lifelong disability. Their causes are mostly unknown. A few industrial chemicals (eg, lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs], arsenic,and such elements as manganese, fluoride,perchlorate and toluene) are recognised…

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