What are environmental hazards? - 68557

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Pollution of indoor residential air is becoming more recognized as an environmental health risk in vulnerable populations such as infants.

Infants spend an estimated 90 percent or more of time inside homes and or daycare agencies. This large amount of time spent indoors poses an even greater risk due to the increased exposure to home environmental risks such as lead, carbon monoxide, radon, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds.

 

Lead, a neurotoxin that affects both the central and peripheral nervous system.

lead exposure effects IQ, cognition, attention, memory, learning disabilities, aggressive behavior, and delinquency.