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Plastic Exposure During Pregnancy Hinders Brain Development

News   Jul 17, 2018 | Original Story from SfN

 
Perinatal Exposure to Phthalates Results in Lower Number of Neurons and Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex

Adult rats that had been exposed before birth and during nursing to a mixture of chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products have a smaller medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and perform worse on an attention-switching task than rats not exposed to the chemicals early in life. These findings, published in JNeurosci, demonstrate a long-term influence of endocrine-disrupting compounds on brain development. Kougias et al., JNeurosci (2018)

 
 
 

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