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More Toxic Chemicals Damaging Children's Brains, New Study Warns

More Toxic Chemicals Damaging Children's Brains, New Study Warns

Source: Huffington Post

The number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of derailing normal brain development -- and robbing children and society of dollars, IQ points and future potential -- has doubled over the last several years, according to a new paper published Friday. Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a pediatric environmental health expert at Seattle Children's, noted at least a few things that parents and expecting parents can do to reduce potential neurotoxic exposures inside their home. She recommended avoiding fish known to contain high levels of mercury, such as tuna, as well as minimizing dust, removing shoes when coming indoors and keeping windowsills clean.