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Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems

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January 13, 1998
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Research has shown that children exposed to dioxin and PCBs prenatally or during infancy can suffer behavioral and learning problems. A University of Maryland researcher suggests that the underlying mechanism may be disruption of thyroid hormone action.

Research has shown that children exposed to common environmental toxins like dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) prenatally and during infancy can suffer behavioral, learning and memory problems. A University of Maryland School of Medicine psychiatry professor now suggests that the underlying mechanism may be disruption of the normal action of thyroid hormone.


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University Of Maryland, Baltimore. (1998, January 13). Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.htm
University Of Maryland, Baltimore. "Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked To Attention Deficit, Learning Problems." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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