17 May 2013
CR Fellow Philippe Grandjean authors "Only one chance" book on brain development and neurotoxic chemicalsBased on his studies of brain toxicity in children, Philippe Grandjean's book reviews how industrial chemicals are causing a silent pandemic of chemical brain drain. He links vulnerable development of our complicated brain circuitry to functional changes caused by environmental pollutants and exposes how a combination of academic naivet?, negligence by regulatory authorities, and irresponsible interference by vested interests has created a public health crisis of chemical brain drain. The book was released in May in the US by Oxford University Press. In connection with the book release, Philippe Grandjean has launched a website for news and comments on industrial chemicals that damage brain development.