Mental Health: A Heightened Recognition of the Role of Toxic Chemicals

written by Elise Miller, EdM
Director

For the first time the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Monitor on Psychology magazine featured a cover story (Oct 2015) on the impact toxic chemicals can have on the developing brain. It makes sense that if chemical exposures can undermine children’s learning capacities, then they might be implicated in mental health problems as well. However, there has been scant research in or recognition of the latter in mainstream psychology. image from the APA articleThe publication of this article suggests that this sector may now be starting to take these concerns more seriously.

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