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Are Learning Disabilities Linked to Environmental Toxins?

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP and Jordan Slutsky, BA

Children today are surrounded by thousands of synthetic chemicals, most of which have been invented and developed in the past 50 years. Over 85,000 synthetic chemical compounds are now registered for commercial use in EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory, and 2,800 high-production-volume (HPV) chemicals are currently produced in quantities of one million pounds or more per year (1). These HPV chemicals are the most likely to be used in foods and consumer products and to be most widely disseminated in the environment. Many hundreds of HPV chemicals have not been tested for their potential toxicity to humans, and fewer than 20 percent have been examined for their possible developmental toxicity or toxicity to children (1,2). Thus the hazards that these chemicals may pose to children's health and development are still largely unknown (3). Evidence is increasing, however, that chemicals in the environment are contributing to changing patterns of disease in children, the wide prevalence of neurodevelopmental disabilities such as ADHD and autism, increasing rates of asthma and certain childhood cancers, and, possibly, disorders of endocrine function and reproduction.

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