New research has documented pollution of public water supplies caused by fracking–and its negative impact on infant health.
Scientists have recently demonstrated that the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally banned the use of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops. The new rule will take effect in six months.
New York firefighters and environmental advocates joined New York Senator Todd Kaminsky to push for the passage of a bill that would ban carcinogenic PBDE flame retardant chemicals in household items.
Researchers examining the effects of pregnant women exposed to toxic chemicals in their homes have substantiated evidence linking exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants.
Researchers again report that BPA substitutes (BPS and BPF) are as bad or worse than BPA. In the latest study, prenatal exposure for the BPA-substitute chemical BPF was associated with impaired cognitive development in children.
A paper published by Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks), a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants, calls for a ban on phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and home care products.
The results of a new study suggest that children in households with frequent use of toxic chemicals in household cleaners were more likely to show delays in cognitive and language development by age two.
The results of a current scientific study indicate that the children of mothers exposed to flame retardants during their pregnancy have an increased risk for the type of cognitive deficits that lead to reading problems.
A new scientific study just released examined the extent of IQ loss linked to toxic chemicals over a 15 year period in the U.S. Flame retardants and pesticides, and to a lesser extent, heavy metals like lead, resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the United States between 2001 and 2016. As a result of significantly fewer restrictions, flame retardants and pesticides now represent the bulk of that cognitive loss.