Environmental Factors in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Michael Aschner, Lucio G. Costa

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Abstract

Environmental Factors in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders presents a state-of-the-art review of the effects of environmental contaminants on the development and degeneration of the human nervous system, brought together by world-leading experts in the field. Part One describes the adverse effects that the environment can have on neurological development, and how these effects may exhibit. Specific contaminants and their possible consequences of exposure are addressed (lead, methylmercury, alcohol), as well as specific disorders and the environmental factors associated with them, such as the effect of diet on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. Part Two tackles neurodegenerative disorders, specifically addressing their potential neurotoxic origins, and discussing the increasing interest in the effects that early exposure may have in later life. Environmental Factors in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders is an invaluable reference for those professionals working in the fields of toxicology, environmental health and neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages436
ISBN (Electronic)9780128004074
ISBN (Print)9780128002285
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 3 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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