Toxic Chemical Exposures May Contribute to Learning and Developmental Disabilities

According to the National Institute of Health and research studies, toxic chemical exposures may play a role in learning and developmental disabilities. The exposure prenatal and during early childhood to certain chemicals may cause a disruption in normal neurological development or function that can last a lifetime.

Through scientific studies the following chemicals, although not exclusive are suspected or known to impact neurological development and/or health in both children and adults.

Bisphenol A (BPA) – used as an epoxy resin and in polycarbonate plastic products including certain water bottles, baby bottles as well as food storage and heating containers.
Lead-used as an additive in paint prior to 1978; a coating for ceramics and some imported products including toys, jewelry and other children’s products.
How can we protect our children and ourselves from hazardous chemical exposure?
Obtaining knowledge about these chemicals, their use in products and the environment.
Become an educated consumer buying eco-friendly, toxin free products, reading labels and product warnings.
Adopt “Green” practices using environmentally friendly products.
Advocate for legislation to remove products containing harmful chemicals