In a recently released video entitled “Little Things Matter”, a research team reveals that tiny, cumulative exposures to chemicals you and your child encounter everyday can derail normal brain development. To date, most studies have focused and confirmed the dangerous impact of high level exposure to toxins such as lead. What was less well-established was the effect of very low-level, day-to-day exposures. That is no longer the case.

Emerging studies are pointing to the fact that these seemingly insignificant exposures can not only lower IQ but raise the risk of behavioral conditions including ADD, ADHD and hyperactivity. “The evidence is really mounting that industrial chemicals have some contribution to neurodevelopment problems,” said Tracey Woodruff, director of the University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. ” And we’re seeing more kids with these problems.”

Who is at the Greatest Risk? The fetus and children up to age two.

Dr. Philippe Grandjean, toxicology adviser to the Danish National Board of Health, has been researching the impacts of pollution and chemicals his entire life. His aptly-titled book “Only One Chance” explains why it is imperative to protect the brain.

  1. You only get 1 chance