These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution cognition lead-exposure pesticides childrens-health featured health-and-medicine methylmercury flame-retardants iq

Does early lead exposure rob kids of sleep later?

Children exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: lead-exposure sleep childrens-health health-and-medicine

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