Exposure to the environmental toxin BMAA may elevate the risk of ALS. BMAA is produced by cyanobacteria, a blue-green alga that commonly occurs in marine ecosystems and accumulates in shellfish, sharks, and other sea-life. Those most reliant on sea-foods for their food source may be most at risk.
Poor air quality has been linked to higher rates of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Exposure to air pollution during the first ten years of like is also associated with a more than two-fold increased risk of schizophrenia and personality disorders.
Spending time in nature can help reduce the strength and frequency of cravings.
Exposure to BPA appears to have a transgenerational effect on autism risk. Mice whose great grandmothers were exposed to BPA during pregnancy exhibited social behavioral deficits associated with ASD.
A cyanobacterium caused by blue-green algae blooms has been identified in the waters of Lake Erie. The cyanobacterium is capable of producing a neurotoxin that can attack the central nervous system in humans.
Researchers have found a diverse array of illicit drugs, including cocaine and ketamine, along with pesticides and pharmaceutical chemicals in British freshwater shrimp. While the concentrations of chemicals were considered low, researchers state there is a concern for the potential environmental risk this may pose to wildlife.
Researchers report children who grow up surrounded by green space have a 55% reduced risk of developing a mental health disorder as they age.
A new study reports genetics, in addition to environmental factors, influence morals and some personal behaviors in adults.
A new study of twins in the US sheds light on both the environmental and genetic risk factors for numerous diseases.