Latest Philippe Grandjean Stories

2014-02-20 08:31:28

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride joins lead, arsenic, methylmercury, toluene, tetrachloroethylene, and other chemicals known to cause harm to brains, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Fluoride is newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical authorities in the March 2014 journal Lancet Neurology. The authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine. The...

2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

2008-10-24 11:26:31

Findings of a new study are prompting experts to call for tighter restrictions over the use of pesticides in the European Union. Published on Friday, the study found that many pesticides currently being used in the European Union may damage brain growth in fetuses and young children. The brains of fetuses and young children are more susceptible than the adult brain to disruptions from chemicals, researchers said. "Because many of them are by design toxic to the brain of insects, it is very...

2008-07-25 09:20:00

Scientists have expressed concerns that polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) - an industrial toxin - have spread worldwide after they found high levels in people who eat whale meat in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Philippe Grandjean, an environmental health expert at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Southern Denmark said,  "This pollution is a new health concern for the Faroese and many populations worldwide." Grandjean said, "We know...

2006-09-01 12:20:43

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- chemicals widely used in industry -- apparently reduces children's immune response to vaccinations, according to a report. "Pollutants, such as PCBs, may be partially responsible that vaccinations don't 'take' in some children," Dr. Philippe Grandjean from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, told Reuters Health. "I believe that this is yet another reason to protect children -- and...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.