International symposium on neurobehavioral methods and effects in occupational and environmental health. Tokyo (JPN), 1991/07/08.
Toxic chemicals in the environment can cause a wide range of neurological disease.
High-dose exposures to environmental neurotoxicants have produced encephalopathy in children ingesting chips of lead-based paint, blindness in persons who ingested methanol, blindness and ataxia in persons who consumed organic mercury, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy in persons exposed to triorthocresyl phosphate (TOCP), and Parkinsonism in persons exposed to MPTP or to manganese.
Environmental neurotoxicants have also been shown to produce a wide range of subclinical neurotoxic effects, including reduction in intelligence, impairment in reasoning ability, shortening of attention span, and alternation of behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polluant, Environnement, Composé chimique, Toxicité, Homme, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Marqueur biologique, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Risque, Neurotoxine, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollutant, Environment, Chemical compound, Toxicity, Human, Prevention, Sanitary program, Biological marker, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Risk, Neurotoxin, Nervous system diseases
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