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CHE: Mind, Disrupted Biomonitoring Report
February 11, 2010, 12:54 pm
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LDDI members released a new biomonitoring report, Mind, Disrupted: How Toxic Chemicals May Affect How We Think and Who We Are in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2010. Several questions prompted the undertaking of this project: What role might environmental toxics play in undermining healthy development of the brain and nervous system? How might certain environmental pollutants exacerbate the health conditions of those who already have a learning, developmental or behavioral disorder? The report intends to spotlight these pressing questions and inspire prompt actions to reduce exposures that may impair how we think — and, in the most basic ways, who we are. Twelve leaders and self-advocates from the learning and developmental disabilities community stepped forward to try and answer these questions by having their bodies tested for the presence of a set of known or suspected neurotoxic or endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
The report was released prior to a Senate Hearing of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health convened by the chairman of the committee, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). A Congressional Briefing on the LDDI biomonitoring project is currently scheduled in Washington, DC, for Friday February 19th on the House side. For more information, please contact Laura Abulafia with LDDI:
• Visit the new Mind, Disrupted website:
• Read more about LDDI and learning and developmental disabilities partners:


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