On February 1, 2018, Philip J. Landrigan, professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine and public health, and Dean for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, U.S., and Mary M. Landrigan, a public health educator, published a book entitled “Children and environmental toxins: What everyone needs to know®.

“Environmental toxics cause disease, and children are exquisitely sensitive to disease caused by chemicals,” the authors write in a commentary published on February 2, 2018 by news provider Environmental Health News (EHN). Prenatal exposures to chemicals such as organophosphate insecticides, pesticides, benzene, brominated flame retardants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, and bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) can cause non-communicable “disorders of neurobehavioral development such as dyslexia, mental retardation, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder [(ADHD)] and autism,” “birth defects in the reproductive organs of baby boys,” as well as “cancer, especially leukemia and brain cancer,” the authors further explain.

The book contains “practical, actionable advice for mitigating the threat of chemical toxins in one’s home and environment.”

Read more

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan (February 2, 2018). “Commentary: It’s up to us to keep children safe from toxics.EHN

Nneka Leiba (February 5, 2018). “Every parent concerned about their kids’ health should read this book.EcoWatch


Landrigan, P.J., and Landrigan, M.M. (February 1, 2018). “Children and environmental toxins: What everyone needs to know®.Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780190662639.