Atlantic: The toxins that threaten our brains

12 Aug

From James Hamblin at The Atlantic, The Toxins that Threaten our Brains.”

“Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides.”

From Bellinger’s paper:

“Based on the estimated number of FSIQ (Full-Scale IQ) points lost, the population burdens associated with environmental chemical exposures of children are surprisingly large.”


One Response to “Atlantic: The toxins that threaten our brains”


  1. Lead exposure and behavior | peakmemory - August 13, 2014

    […] Yesterday I blogged about the effects of environmental toxins on brain development. Here is a recent paper titled: “Lead Exposure and Behavior: Effects on Antisocial and Risky Behavior among Children and Adolescents.” The abstract reads: […]

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