New Study: Children Facing “Silent Pandemic of Chemical Brain Drain”
The Daily Sheeple
February 17th, 2014
According to a new paper published in The Lancet Neurology last Friday, the number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of inhibiting normal brain development has doubled over the last several years.
Dr. Philippe Grandjean, one of the co-authors, has spent the last several decades researching chemicals that can damage the developing brain. His research began with lead and mercury, and he now says there is a list of at least a dozen “bona fide brain drainers.”
Here is the Dirty Dozen:
12) polybrominated biphenyl ethers
Dr. Grandjean says that the world is facing a “silent pandemic” of “chemical brain drain.” The effects from exposure to toxic chemicals in the womb or in the first few years of life may not always be obvious, but experts say the effects on society can be profound: