Air pollution has already been implicated in a variety of human diseases, including asthma, heart disease, and stroke. Now, new data in mice suggests that the air-borne particulates we breathe in throughout our lives may also slow learning and cause depression, according to a study published Tuesday (July 5) in Molecular Psychiatry.
…human studies are needed—and soon—to really understand how air pollution is affecting people. “I think that we really need to start to understand what it is that we’re doing to ourselves.”
Children growing up today are bombarded by a host of chemical compounds, and we’re only beginning to understand how this is affecting their health and development. …
Current laws do not require the systematic screening of chemicals for their ability to cause brain damage or alter the pathways of brain growth, and only about 20 percent of the 3,000 chemicals produced in high volume in the United States have been tested for developmental toxicity of any kind.
Don’t give me any more shopping tips or lists of products to avoid. Don’t put neurotoxicants in my furniture and my food and then instruct me to keep my children from breathing or eating them. Instead, give me federal regulations that assess chemicals for their ability to alter brain development and function before they are allowed access to the marketplace. Give me a functioning developmental neurotoxicant screening program, with validated protocols. Give me chemical reform based on precautionary principles. Give me an agricultural system that doesn’t impair our children’s learning abilities or their futures. Give me an energy policy based on wind and sun.
Originally posted by unityemissions
People need more teatimes to stay with it, considering all the pollution out there!
Teatimes inhibits various inflammatory cytokine responses
It's the solution to half the world's problems... more teatimes!!edit on 9-7-2011 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)
Our kids are not safe anymore, they can't even go outside and play like kids should, without being bombarded by chemicals. It's a damn shame!