CNN reports that a new science is emerging in the last 10 years called Biomonitoring. Essentially, we can now test for traces of chemicals in humans that we couldn’t before. In a recent study, high levels of industrial chemicals were found in children at toxic levels as young as 18 months old. This should give us a clue as to why an increase in Autism, ADHD, and other “mental health” disorders emerge at earlier ages. Here’s an excerpt from the article,
“We are the humans in a dangerous and unnatural experiment in the United States, and I think it’s unconscionable,” said Dr. Leo Trasande, assistant director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Trasande says that industrial toxins could be leading to more childhood disease and disorders.
“We are in an epidemic of environmentally mediated disease among American children today,” he said. “Rates of asthma, childhood cancers, birth defects and developmental disorders have exponentially increased, and it can’t be explained by changes in the human genome. So what has changed? All the chemicals we’re being exposed to.”