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BLFisher Note: The administration of an ever increasing
number of vaccines in early childhood may be a co-factor, along with increased
exposure to environmental toxins, in the dramatic increases in learning
disabilities in children biologically predisposed to adverse responses to these
multiple exposures. Biodiversity explains why some children will respond
adversely to these exposures, which act as triggers for neuroimmune
dysfunction, while other children will not. This makes credible scientific
research by government and industry into all causes of neuroimmune dysfunction
in genetically diverse populations a moral, as well as a medical, imperative.
Thanks to Rick Rollens of the M.I.N.D. Institute for sending this article
Top Child Health Agencies Urge Testing to Protect Early
Brain Development Toxins: One Out of Six Affected
PRNewswire - One out of six children are suffering from
behavioral disorder according to the Learning Disabilities Association and the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS-NIU). Both are calling for research
testing to recognize, reduce and eliminate the environmental toxins scientifically
linked to learning disabilities.
Specifically, the two groups want all regulatory agencies
and Congress to institute neurotoxicity testing for food additives, pesticides
and drugs to find out how these young systems are being affected, says Audrey
McMahon of the Learning Disabilities Research Committee.
Were concerned that the pervasive damage isnt visible
until years later, when its reflected in a current endemic increase of
learning disabilities, says McMahon. Those affected total an estimated 12
million children (17%) in the United States under the age 18.
There is a release into the environment of developmental
and neurological toxins of about 24 billion tons a year, according to a publication,
Polluting Our Future, that the Learning Disabilities Association released in
February with the National Environmental Trust and the Physicians for Social
Responsibility. But it found that U.S. industries reported only five percent to
the Environmental Protection Agency.
The report said that only a few chemicals have been tested
and only 3% of federal research expenditures have been spent on early child development.
The Learning Disabilities Association has invited Ken
Olden, the NIEHS Director to speak at their Annual conference in New York,
February 7-9th, about his mission to reduce disease and dysfunction
from environmental causes through scientific research programs working tightly
with communities to involve lay and professional cooperation.
This marriage between brain sciences research with
advances in environmental neurotoxicology and community participation is the
only model that can guide us to a new appreciation of needs and solutions,
according to McMahon.
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