Pollution, and children’s development

Industrial pollution has an important effect on children’s development. Pollutants may lower the IQ of growing and developing children. Over a thousand chemicals are neurotoxic, various uses, few of which are tested for neurotoxicity. Quite reasonably if the use is far removed from the nursery.
Important chemicals are lead, methyl mercury, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls, solvents including ethanol, turpentine, toluene, and pesticides.
London Times Nov 8th 2006, p 33

Martin Eastwood
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