Environmental Hazards And Neurodevelopment: Where Ecology And Well-being Connect by Cindy CroftEnvironmental Hazards And Neurodevelopment: Where Ecology And Well-being Connect by Cindy Croft

Environmental Hazards And Neurodevelopment: Where Ecology And Well-being Connect

EditorCindy Croft

Hardcover | January 28, 2015

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The rate of identification of children with neurobiological disabilities has been on the increase in recent years. Millions of dollars in research are being spent to understand the factors influencing these increases. The articles within this compendium shed vital light on this issue, confirming that various "ordinary" chemical hazards¿of the sort encountered by countless children in their everyday lives¿are having serious impacts on development. This volume investigates the impact of exposure to tobacco smoke, household chemicals, lead, agricultural toxins, and flame retardants.

Edited by Cindy Croft, MA, is director of the Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota and in the early childhood program at Concordia University. She has authored two books, The Six Keys: Promoting Ch...
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Title:Environmental Hazards And Neurodevelopment: Where Ecology And Well-being ConnectFormat:HardcoverDimensions:378 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771880937

ISBN - 13:9781771880930

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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

America's Children and the Environment: Neurodevelopmental

Strategy for Comparing the Contributions of Environmental Chemicals and Other Risk Factors to Neurodevelopment of Children

Decoding Neurodevelopment: Findings on Environmental Exposures and Synaptic Plasticity

Seven-Year Neurodevelopmental Scores and Prenatal Exposure to Chlorpyrifos, a Common Agricultural Pesticide

Fetal and Neonatal Endocrine Disruptors

AUTISM

A Research Strategy to Discover the Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

A Key Role for an Impaired Detoxification Mechanism in the Etiology and Severity of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assessment of Infantile Mineral Imbalances in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Neurotypical and Autistic Children

Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal

ADHD, LEARNING DISABILITIES, AND OTHER NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Focused Overview for Children¿s Environmental Health Researchers

Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites and Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disability, and Special Education in U.S. Children Aged 6 To 15

Serum Perfluorinated Compound Concentration and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children 5¿18 Years of Age

In Utero and Childhood Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposures and Neurodevelopment in the CHAMACOS Study.

CONCLUSION

Taking Action on Developmental Toxicity: Scientists¿ Duties to Protect Children