Tag Archives: Neurotoxins
Scientists identify gut-derived metabolites that play a role in neurodegeneration (2021)
“Our findings suggest that MS patients’ gut bacteria produce and release large amounts p-cresol-sulfate, indoxyl-sulfate and N-phenylacetylglutamine into the bloodstream, and they eventually reach the cerebrospinal fluid,” said Hye-Jin Park, one of the lead authors on the study and a research associate with the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate […]
Microplastics ingested orally accumulate in the brain
A joint research team at the Division of Biotechnology, DGIST, confirmed that microplastics(MPs) ingested orally accumulate in the brain and act as neurotoxic substances.
Metals in Baby Teeth Could Help Reveal What Causes Autism, ADHD
“It isn’t only a story of ‘[metal] exposure leads to bad outcomes’ — it’s also a story of how different metabolic profiles may make certain people more vulnerable,”
Aluminium in brain tissue in autism
“These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded”
Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness
“The results from this study provide strong evidence of neuropathology in GWI patients from exposures to neurotoxic agents,” Gopinath says in a statement, adding that finding brain mechanisms to explain that pathology could lead to treatments.
Exposure to specific toxins and nutrients correlates with autism risk
“Our study suggests that metal toxicant uptake and essential element deficiency during specific developmental windows increases ASD risk and severity, supporting the hypothesis of systemic elemental dysregulation in ASD. Independent replication in population-based studies is needed to extend these findings.”
The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems.
Call to Action on Neurotoxin Exposure in Pregnant Women and Children
“After reviewing evidence for brain and nervous system effects of more than 10 different chemical groups from studies of early life exposures and child development, the group—dubbed Project TENDR—called out “prime examples” of neurotoxic chemicals in its statement. The examples went beyond the usual suspects lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to also include organophosphate […]