Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Silent pandemic?

Chemical pollution may have harmed the brains of millions of children around the world in what scientists are calling a "silent pandemic".

The world is bathed in a soup of industrial chemicals which are damaging the intellectual potential of the next generation and may increase the incidence of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, they say.

One in every six children has a developmental disability, such as autism, attention deficit disorder or cerebral palsy, the effects of which may be life-long. Chemical pollution 'harms children's brains'

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