Chemicals used to make everyday items linked to brain disorders in children, study finds (The Independent)

The Independent
By May Bulman

Exposure to chemicals used to manufacture everyday items such as cosmetics, furniture and plastics could be linked to brain development disorders in children, a medical review has found.

A report published in Endocrine Connections found that a number of common chemicals can interfere with thyroid hormone actions – which are essential for normal brain development of children – in pregnant women.

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Reference: Bilal B Mughal, Jean-Baptiste Fini, Barbara Demeneix. Thyroid disrupting chemicals and brain development: an update. Endocrine Connections, 2018; EC-18-0029 DOI: 10.1530/EC-18-0029