Toxins and Neurotoxins
Join us on Friday, January 18, 2019’s Lunch & Learn when Dr. David Cantor will present a one hour webinar on Neurotoxins.
Back in November 2013 I gave a presentation at the Southeastern Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association titled The KIDS KORNER: Complexities and Challenges in Working with Youth.
That presentation included topics on Physical Health Issues, Mental Health Issues, Drugs and Medications, Environmental Factors, Abuse & Neglect, Neurodevelopmental Factors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Nutrition & The Brain, Research, Science, & Literature.
Some of the areas I address included the following:
- Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution was significantly associated with higher hyperactivity scores at age 7.
- A large analysis of more than 100 studies from around the world shows that exposure to pesticides, or bug and weed killers, and solvents is likely associated with a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
- Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy or their parents have a history of being antisocial. Moreover, exposure to this smoke at early childhood is particularly dangerous, as the child’s brain is still developing.
- Chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used for decades to reduce fires in everyday products such as baby strollers, carpeting and electronics. A study shows that prenatal exposure to the flame retardants is associated with lower intelligence and hyperactivity in early childhood.
- High BPA exposure levels could increase the risk of overweight or obesity.
- Children’s sleep disruption is worse with increased time spent watching TV or playing on the computer (exposure to EMFs).
- Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed.
Environmental chemicals, toxins, including those that are neurotoxins, and other environment factors are taking there toll on America’s health.
According to Wikipedia, “Neurotoxin -“nerve poison They are an extensive class of exogenous chemical neurological insults which can adversely affect function in both developing and mature nervous tissue. The term can also be used to classify endogenous compounds which when abnormally concentrated can prove neurologically toxic. Though neurotoxins are often neurologically destructive, their ability to specifically target neural components is important in the study of nervous systems. Common examples of neurotoxins include lead, ethanol, glutamate, nitric oxide (NO), botulinum toxin, tetanus toxin, and tetrodotoxin.”
“Neurotoxin activity can be characterized by the ability to inhibit neuron control over ion concentrations across the cell membrane, or communication between neurons across a synapse. Local pathology of neurotoxin exposure often includes neuron excitotoxicity or apoptosis but can also include glial cell damage. Macroscopic manifestations of neurotoxin exposure can include widespread central nervous system damage such as mental retardation, persistent memory impairments, epilepsy, and dementia. Additionally, neurotoxin-mediated peripheral nervous system damage such as neuropathy or myopathy is common. Support has been shown for a number of treatments aimed at attenuating neurotoxin-mediated injury, such as antioxidant, antitoxin and ethanol administration.”
Back in 2015 Cantor (SBCNA Annual Conference) noted the following are poisoning the planet: 2 million chemicals synthesized, 60,000 chemicals in current use, 4 billion tons dispensed throughout the world yearly, 2,000 new chemicals each year, constant increase in use of toxic heavy metals (mercury, aluminum, arsenic, nickel) in industry, steady increases in all chronic illnesses (cancer, arthritis, immune diseases, etc.) every year, almost no asthma prior to 1780, breast cancer: 1950 – 1/50; 1993 – 1/9, 2012 – 1/8, and that nothing has changed with humans in tens of thousands of years except their environment.
His updated lecture this month is bound to be filled with new and highly informative information. Please join us.
Rob Longo, NewMind Technologies Blogger
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