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Persistent Problems

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A major achievement of synthetic chemistry was the generation of useful substances that were resistant to break-down. Unfortunately, these chemicals accumulate in the human body, including the brain. ... More


Chemical Pollution and IQ Loss in Children: Learning From the Past

Barbara Demeneix

in Losing Our Minds: Effects of Chemical Pollution on the Intellectual Capacity and Mental Health of Future Generations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199917518
eISBN:
9780190232382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917518.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Thyroid hormone (TH) disruption during brain development causes irreversible damage, compromising intellectual ability. The current rise in neurodevelopmental disorders cannot be accounted for by ... More


Landmark Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds of the Past and Present

Heather B. Patisaul and Scott M. Belcher

in Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199935734
eISBN:
9780190678524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935734.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

This chapter focuses on four of the best known and most well characterized EDCs: the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), diethylstilbestrol (DES), and bisphenol A ... More


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