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Chemicals Compromising Our Children: Neurological Impairment in Children

neurologicalpub This 2007 report highlights that, in Europe, widespread damage to children’s brain function has resulted from exposure to neurotoxic chemicals, including lead, mercury, and PCBs. A more precautionary approach is needed to prevent pregnant women and children from being exposed to further modern-use chemicals which impair brain development.

Current legislation, including the EU Regulation (REACH) is still inadequate, despite the fact that studies show that more effective controls could actually save money and bring many social benefits.

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