CHEM­I­CAL CON­NEC­TION

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Ex­po­sure of preg­nant women and chil­dren to com­mon thy­roid­hor­mone-dis­rupt­ing tox­ins may be linked to the in­creased in­ci­dence of brain-de­vel­op­ment dis­or­ders, ac­cord­ing to a re­view pub­lished in En­docrine Con­nec­tions. It de­scribes how chem­i­cals found in pes­ti­cides and used in mak­ing cos­met­ics, fur­ni­ture and plas­tics can in­ter­fere with thy­roid hor­mone ac­tions es­sen­tial for brain de­vel­op­ment.

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