Several environmental chemicals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and certain pesticides and solvents, are known to cause damage to the brain, especially during the vulnerable early stages of development. The resulting deficit in brain development is a chemical brain drain.
After decades of research, we are finally realizing that these chemicals can damage the brain functions of the next generation. Chemical brain drain is a fact.
At this web site and in his book “Only One Chance”, Philippe Grandjean explains and discusses what chemical brain drain is, what the implications are, and what can be done to prevent it. News are being added from time to time, and comments from colleagues, parents, and others are invited.
Use this website to learn more, engage in dialogue, and stay informed of the latest news in this area.
See Philippe Grandjean’s video lecture on Chemical Brain Drain (24 minutes):
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