Over A Million Children Have Developed Intellectual Disabilities After Exposure To Flame Retardants, Pesticides, Other Chemicals, Research Indicates.

January 14, 2020

Newsweek (1/14, Gander) reports that research indicates that “over a million children have developed some form of intellectual disability over the past two decades after being exposed to chemicals including flame retardants, pesticides, lead, and mercury.” Furthermore, “in recent years, pesticides and flame retardants have overtaken lead and mercury as the chemicals responsible for the biggest loss of IQ among children.” The findings were published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.


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