Video: The impact of toxins on the developing brain

SFU professor, Bruce Lanphear explains the impact of toxins on children. The inescapable conclusion? Little things matter. This 7 minute video describes how extremely low levels of toxins can impact brain development. He explains how he and his colleagues have discovered the subtle shifts in the intellectual abilities of individual children have a big impact on the number of children in a population that are challenged or gifted. Steps should be taken to reduce children's exposure to toxins or suspected toxins. Bruce Lanphear is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is a friend of the Human Early Learning Partnership, a trusted professional we turn to when we're looking to understand the effects of toxins on children.