Study Links Chemicals To Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

In a recent study, chemicals and other pesticides were alleged to be linked to a rise in cases of neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Toxic chemicals may be responsible for a growing number of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Some of the chemicals include lead, methylmercury, arsenic, manganese, pesticides and a solvent often used in dry cleaning.  Researchers allege these chemicals cause diminshed intellectual functioning, impaired motor skills, hyperactivity and aggression.  The chemical industry, however, disputes the findings.  For the full article in Disability Scoop, click here.