... lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and
toluene = BAD!
And now says:
manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos,
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the
polybrominated diphenyl ethers = ALSO BAD!
Isn't it WONDERFUL that The Lancet can catch up with us after ...
errrr ... how many years? (At least 15, to my knowledge, and I'm
nothing like an expert in these matters).
including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder,
dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect
millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be
increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the
developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in
prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified
five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead,
methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene.
Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six
additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride,
tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We
postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered [Oh!
You betcha ... postulate away ... aspartame for
a start ... Veronica]. To control the pandemic of
developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention
strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe
to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new
chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental
neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate
translation of science into prevention, we propose the
urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse [Yup
... good idea! I know ... let Big Pharma run it
What next? Mono-Sodium Glutimate? How many years for that
& aspartame? (Answers on a postcard!)
And then ... HOLY OF HOLYS ... errr ... ummm ... errr ... dare I
suggest it? vaccinations?