Neurotoxicity of Environmental Pollutants

16-07-2001

This study looks at the neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. Industrial advances and the unending search for more sophisticated manufacturing processes mean that new chemicals are being manufactured and synthesised all the time. The wide range of these, and the highly diversified ways in which they are used, represent a potential risk to health and more particularly to our central and peripheral nervous systems which, by virtue of their structure and make-up, are especially susceptible to environmental pollutants. We know that some 1 000 new synthetic products are launched on to the market every year, so the potential impact of these substances on human health, and on the environment too, is naturally a matter of great concern.

This study looks at the neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. Industrial advances and the unending search for more sophisticated manufacturing processes mean that new chemicals are being manufactured and synthesised all the time. The wide range of these, and the highly diversified ways in which they are used, represent a potential risk to health and more particularly to our central and peripheral nervous systems which, by virtue of their structure and make-up, are especially susceptible to environmental pollutants. We know that some 1 000 new synthetic products are launched on to the market every year, so the potential impact of these substances on human health, and on the environment too, is naturally a matter of great concern.

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Pierre OUDIN (SEMACO Environnement, France)