Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Fetal Neurotoxicity, Microcephaly and Mental Retardation: In Utero Brain Damage Caused by Toxic Solvent Exposure

Introduction Congenital microcephaly, abnormally small head circumference, is caused by environmental or genetic factors. Genetic causes of microcephaly do their damage through Mendelian patterns of inheritance of a defective or damaged gene or chromosome. Many cases...

Fetal Brain Damage, Developmental Delays and Intellectual Impairment as a Result of Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyl [PCB] in Pregnancy

Children exposed in utero to low levels of polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs] have suffered long-term brain damage, decreased learning skills, and low I.Q. scores according to a study of 212 eleven year olds whose mothers had elevated concentrations of PCBs as a result...