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Prenatal Mercury Levels From Fish Tied to Attention Issue

Children exposed to low levels of mercury in the womb through their mothers eating fish high in the metal have an increased chance of developing attention deficit-related disorders, according to a study that suggests pregnant women avoid some types of seafood. The research online today in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine also showed [...]

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Toxic Exposure Is Causing A Pandemic of Brain Disorders in Kids

Some chemicals—lead, mercury and organophosphate pesticides, for example—have long been recognized as toxic substances that can have lasting effects on children’s neurological health. But scientists are also now discovering that chemical compounds common in outdoor air—including components of vehicle exhaust and fine particulate matter—as well as in indoor air and consumer products can also adversely [...]