This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. 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.
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