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Environmental Hazards and Neurodevelopment

Where Ecology and Well-Being Connect, 1st Edition

Edited by Cindy Croft

Apple Academic Press

378 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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. Index.

About the Editor

Edited by

Cindy Croft, MA, is director of the Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota and in the early childhood program at Concordia University. She has authored two books, The Six Keys: Promoting Children's Mental Health and Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work and she provides training and consultation to educators of children with various disabilities. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Early Childhood and School-Age Trainers Association, the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health, and the Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Division.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Neuroscience
SCIENCE / Environmental Science