Chemicals in the environment and developmental toxicity to children: a public health and policy perspective.

  title={Chemicals in the environment and developmental toxicity to children: a public health and policy perspective.},
  author={Lynn R. Goldman and Srinivas Koduru},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={443 - 448}
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… CONTINUE READING


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