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by Dr. Alan Lockwood

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In Harm's Way Report Download

Please note before proceeding! The In Harm's Way report is in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the report. If you don't have this free software, please download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Section Title Size

Front Matter

Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Forward

227 kb

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

250 kb

Chapter 1

Nature of the Problem

145 kb

Chapter 2

Normal Brain Development and Developmental Toxicology

205 kb

Chapter 3

The Spectrum of Developmental Disorders and Their Public Health Impact

190 kb

Chapter 4

The Long Road from Research to Real Life

119 kb

Chapter 5

The Multiple Causes of Disabilities

120 kb

Chapter 6

Known and Suspected Developmental Neurotoxicants

450 kb

Chapter 7

Chemicals, Regulations and the Environment

461 kb

Chapter 8


127 kb


Clinical Spectrum of Developmental Disorders

183 kb

Entire Report

In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development

2.7 mb


Please note: The report was updated in 2001. The following Errata only apply to the first printing (2000).

1)  Page 84 - "Second, the low concentrations of chlorpyrifos necessary to impair DNA synthesis and cell division are actually lower than exposure levels of children under some pesticide home-use conditions." Should read: "Second, the exposures to chlorpyrifos shown to impair DNA synthesis and cell division in animal tests are only about 4-5 times higher than potential exposure levels of children under some pesticide home-use conditions."

2)  Page 66-67 - "Based on the Seychelles study the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has established a minimum risk level for oral exposure to methylmercury at 0.5 mg/kg/day." Should read: "....0.3 mg/kg/day."

3)  Page 94 - Delete "H" under dioxin.

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