Inside Climate News: Five Decades and a Mountain of Evidence: Study Explores How Toxic Chemicals are ‘Stealing Children’s Future Potential’

Oct 23, 2023 – A newly released review of more than 200 studies has concluded that children from low-income families and families of color are exposed to more neurotoxic chemicals—and experience greater harm from them—than young people from higher-income and white families. Children of color and from low-income families are not only exposed to more dangerous substances but also experience disproportionate harm to their brain development, researchers report. “The whole issue is, children are not exposed to one neurotoxicant at a time—it’s many,” said Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges, a co-lead author. “And so, you know, policies that allow these exposures to continue are really just stealing children’s future potential. Read ON.