Neurotoxicology: what can context teach us?


Wright RO. Neurotoxicology: what can context teach us? Journal of Pediatrics 2008;152(2):155-157.


Comment on: Associations between cognitive function, blood lead concentration, and nutrition among children in the central Philippines. [J Pediatr. 2008] Neurodevelopment and cognitive function are among the most important outcomes of interest in public health, particularly with the rise of developed countries dominated by knowledge-based economies. In developing countries and poor communities in the United States, the simultaneous presence of several adverse childhood exposures can alter both the development and organization of the central nervous system.1