27 Feb '12, 10pm

More than 40 million IQ point loss in U.S. children from exposures to lead, toxic pesticides and mercury.

Chen and Hessler reviewed a recent study led by David C. Bellinger - the noted environmental epidemiologist and pediatric neuropsychologist who divides his duties as a professor between Harvard's Medical School and its School of Public Health. If Bellinger's calculations are accurate, American children have collectively suffered an estimated 40-million- point IQ loss as a result of environmental exposures to lead, organophosphate pesticides and methyl mercury.

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2012/02/study-toxic-chemicals-p...

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