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Brain and Behavior

Environmental Toxins


What's the deal with Pesticides?What are Pesticides? The Environmental Protection Agency defines pesticides as any substance or mixture of substances used to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate any pest. What are the different types of Pesticides? Herbicide - an...

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Air Pollution

What is air pollution and how does it impact my family's health?What exactly is air pollution? Air pollution is inorganic material in the air released by things like trains, buildings, and traffic. Air pollution is sometimes referred to as particulate matter (PM) and...

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