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Titolo:
Chemicals in the environmental and developmental toxicity to children: A public health and policy perspective
Autore:
Goldman, LR; Koduru, S;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore MD USA 21205 l Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
Titolo Testata:
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
, volume: 108, anno: 2000, supplemento:, 3
pagine: 443 - 448
SICI:
0091-6765(200006)108:<443:CITEAD>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NORMAL BIRTH-WEIGHT; CEREBRAL-PALSY; AUTISM; DISABILITIES; EPIDEMIOLOGY; INFANTS; RISK;
Keywords:
chemical testing; child health; developmental disabilities; neurotoxicity; pesticides; risk assessment;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
41
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Goldman, LR Johns Hopkins Univ, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, 624 N Broadway,Room 441, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ 624 N Broadway,Room 441 Baltimore MD USA 21205
Citazione:
L.R. Goldman e S. Koduru, "Chemicals in the environmental and developmental toxicity to children: A public health and policy perspective", ENVIR H PER, 108, 2000, pp. 443-448

Abstract

There are numerous pesticides and toxic chemicals in the environment that have yet to be evaluated for potential to cause developmental neurotoxicity. Recent legislation and testing initiatives provide an impetus to generating more information about potential hazards to children. In the United States, the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to make a finding that a pesticide food use is safe for children. In addition, the law requires U.S. EPA to incorporate an additional 10-fold factor in risk assessments for pesticide residue tolerances to take into account the special sensitivities of infants and children as well as incomplete data with respect to toxicity and exposures. The potential of chemicals in food and drinking water to cause endocrine disruption will also be examined via the Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Program required by the FQPA and the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act. in addition, a new Voluntary chemical information program will provide screening-level information for the some 2,800 high-volume chemicals in commerce in the United States. These initiatives will need to be accompanied by research focused on developmental toxicity for children, including developmentaldisabilities. Developmental disabilities exact a large toll on children's health in the United States. Three major developmental disabilities-autism cerebral palsy, and severe mental retardation-each affect substantial numbers of children. We know very little about the etiology of these conditions. A number of priority areas for research are suggested, including a large environmental prospective study of developmental neurotoxicity.

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