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    ENVIRON HEALTH PERSP: Common chemicals in electronics and baby products can impair brain development

    • Last Update: 2021-10-20
    • Source: Internet
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    Recently, a review published in "Environmental Health Perspectives" pointed out that chemicals used as flame retardants and plasticizers pose greater risks to children 's brain development than expected
    .
    The research team reviewed dozens of human, animal, and cell studies, and concluded that
    even exposure to low-level chemicals--organophosphates may damage children’s IQ, attention and memory, and their exposure has not been affected.
    Concerned by regulators

    .

    Even if
    children are exposed to low-level chemicals-organophosphates, they may damage their IQ, attention and memory, and their exposure methods have not yet been paid attention to by regulatory agencies .
    Even exposure to low-level chemicals-organic phosphate esters may damage children's IQ, attention and memory, and their exposure methods have not yet been paid attention to by regulatory agencies
    .

    Neurotoxicity during development: neurotransmitter-(A) glutamate (B) γ-aminobutyric acid (C) other neurotransmitters

    Neurotoxicity during development: neurotransmitter-(A) glutamate (B) γ-aminobutyric acid (C) other neurotransmitters

    The neurotoxicity of organophosphate esters of pesticides has been known, but the neurotoxicity of organophosphate esters used as flame retardants and plasticizers is considered to be very low
    .
    They are widely used to replace some eliminated or banned halogenated flame retardants in electronic products, car seats and other baby products, furniture and building materials

    .
    These chemicals are also neurotoxic

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    Organophosphates continue to migrate from the product to the air and dust
    .
    The contaminated dust will get on our hands and then inadvertently ingest it when we eat

    .
    Children's hand-to-mouth behavior is particularly susceptible

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    Therefore, infants and young children have much higher concentrations of these chemicals in their bodies during the most vulnerable period of brain development

    .

    Organophosphates continue to migrate from the product to the air and dust
    .
    The contaminated dust will get on our hands and then inadvertently ingest it when we eat

    .
    Children's hand-to-mouth behavior is particularly susceptible

    .
    Therefore, infants and young children have much higher concentrations of these chemicals in their bodies during the most vulnerable period of brain development

    .
    Organophosphates continue to migrate from the product to the air and dust
    .
    The contaminated dust will get on our hands and then inadvertently ingest it when we eat

    .
    Children's hand-to-mouth behavior is particularly susceptible

    .
    Therefore, infants and young children have much higher concentrations of these chemicals in their bodies during the most vulnerable period of brain development

    .

    "Organic phosphates threaten the brain development of a whole generation of people
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    " said Linda Birnbaum, former dean of the National Institutes of Health

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    "If we do not prohibit the use of them, the consequences will be severe and irreversible"

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    The author calls for the cessation of unnecessary use of all organophosphorus esters
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    Product manufacturers urgently need to re-evaluate the use of organophosphate flame retardants and plasticizers-many products may do more harm than good.
    The author recommends that the government and industry evaluate alternatives and invest in innovative solutions that are free of harmful chemicals.

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    Reference materials:

    Beyond Cholinesterase Inhibition: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants and Plasticizers,  Environmental Health Perspectives  (2021).
     
    DOI: 10.
    1289/EHP9285

    Beyond Cholinesterase Inhibition: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants and Plasticizers,  Environmental Health Perspectives  (2021).
     
    DOI: 10.
    1289/EHP9285
    Beyond Cholinesterase Inhibition: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants and Plasticizers,  Environmental Health Perspectives  (2021).
     


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