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Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home

Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0006
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Children are more susceptible to air pollutants than adults. Children live closer to the ground, breathe far more air pound per pound of body weight, have lungs that are still developing, ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects

Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0002
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first identified by Alois Alzheimer in 1906 in his patient, Frau Auguste D. Dr. Alzheimer saw Frau D in 1901 and observed her rather striking symptoms that ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0003
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The biomedical approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia in general during most of the 20th century limited the general public’s knowledge about AD primarily to what was wrong with ... More
And in the End

And in the End  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0007
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When one of our loved ones or someone whom we are trying to help professionally is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia, we are presented with what is often ... More
The Changing Patterns of Disease in Children

The Changing Patterns of Disease in Children  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0001
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How have patterns of disease in children changed over the past century? In 1900, a baby born in the United States could be expected to live to about 45 to 50 years of age. One in ... More
The Chemical Environment

The Chemical Environment  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0002
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What are the origins of the chemical manufacturing industry? The chemical manufacturing industry had its origins in Germany and Switzerland in the late 19th and early 20th ... More
Children’s Unique Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

Children’s Unique Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals in the Environment  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0003
Format: 
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Are children more vulnerable than adults to toxic chemicals in the environment? Children are far more sensitive to toxic chemicals than adults. This sensitivity reflects the ... More
Conclusions and Recommendations

Conclusions and Recommendations  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0013
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Can America’s Rate of ADHD Diagnoses Continue to Grow? Indeed, it can. Even as, currently, a shocking one in five American boys has been diagnosed with ADHD, we believe this rate ... More
Daycare

Daycare  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0011
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Finding the right caregiver for a child outside of home can be a challenge—financially, logistically, emotionally. An added concern, and surely one on most parents’ minds when touring a ... More
Dementia

Dementia  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0001
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People have often asked me questions such as “Is Alzheimer’s worse than dementia?” or “When will we find a cure for dementia?” So, even though this book is titled Alzheimer’s Disease and ... More
Endocrine Disruptors in the Home

Endocrine Disruptors in the Home  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0007
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Endocrine disruptors are man-made chemicals that can hack the body’s chemical-based signaling system—the endocrine system. The endocrine system is the network of glands that ... More
Food

Food  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0009
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The food system in the United States has plenty of shortcomings, not the least being that the most readily available food is generally the least healthy. Chemicals in our food are not ... More
How Do You Know If You Have It?

How Do You Know If You Have It?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0005
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Under What Circumstances Should Your Child, Your Partner—Or You Yourself—Be Evaluated for ADHD? Many core ADHD symptoms, particularly hyperactivity and impulsivity, first appear ... More
How Does Adhd Change Over the Lifespan?

How Does Adhd Change Over the Lifespan?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0006
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What Does ADHD Look Like in the Earliest Years of Life? No one ever said it was easy to raise toddlers and preschoolers under the best of circumstances. Most parents quickly ... More
How Helpful Is Behavior Therapy, and What Kinds of Behavior Therapies Help the Most?

How Helpful Is Behavior Therapy, and What Kinds of Behavior Therapies Help the Most?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0010
Format: 
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What is Behavior Therapy? Behavior therapy is the only form of treatment besides medication that researchers have found to be consistently helpful for children and adolescents with ... More
HOW HELPFUL—OR HARMFUL—IS MEDICATION?

HOW HELPFUL—OR HARMFUL—IS MEDICATION?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0009
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How Many US Children and Adults are Taking Medication for ADHD? In 2015, more than two-thirds of US children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD were taking medication. By the most ... More
How Much Does It Matter Who You Are and Where You Live?

How Much Does It Matter Who You Are and Where You Live?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0007
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How Do ADHD Rates Vary Between Males and Females? An enduring myth about ADHD is that it affects only or mainly boys. For much of the twentieth century, five to as many as 10 boys ... More
How Widespread Is It?

How Widespread Is It?  

Stephen P. Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison

in ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223809.003.0003
Format: 
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How Prevalent is ADHD in the United States Today, for Both Children and Adults? Before we answer this question, let’s be clear about the difference between a condition’s actual ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0014
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Children today live longer, healthier lives and suffer less disease than children at any previous time in history. A child born this year in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, ... More
Lead IN THE HOME

Lead IN THE HOME  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0005
Format: 
chapter
Lead is a toxic metal. It can permanently damage a child’s brain, heart, and kidneys. At high levels, lead poisoning can cause seizures, coma, and even death. But even small ... More

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