Pollution plays a role in autism and dyslexia, say Israeli and foreign scientists

ISRAEL–During a conference on the relationship between pollution and children’s health problems, strong evidence from Israeli and foreign scientists suggests a link between pollution and developmental problems among children. Professor Phillip Landrigan, a pediatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, discussed the sharp rise in the prevalence of developmental disorders such as autism, ADD, and even dyslexia. This rise cannot be solely connected to genetic factors, and may instead be tied to exposure to certain substances within the environment such as lead, mercury, and pesticides. Researchers have been convinced that environmental factors account for at least 25 percent of the rise in the number of children diagnosed with developmental delay. To read more about the link between pollution and developmental disorders, click the link below:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/pollution-plays-a-role-in-autism-and-dyslexia-say-israeli-and-foreign-scientists-1.398829

 

 

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