Researchers are discovering potential links between
By Stacy Lu
chemicals in common household items and
damage to developing brains.
We know that lead and alcohol can harm children’s brains, but a growing amount of research suggests that chemicals known
as endocrine disruptors — found in everyday household
products including pesticides, plastics and fire repellants
— may also contribute to a range of behavioral and
learning problems, including autism and attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).