Effects of “Environmental Influences” on Brain Health and Disease Studied

On November 12, 2020, the National Academies released the proceedings of a workshop held June 25, 2020  that explored “… new opportunities to bridge the gap between what is known about the genetic contribution to brain disorders and what is known, and not known, about the contribution of environmental influences.

This publication summarizes discussions and presentations from that workshop
 … Because neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders … cannot be fully explained by genetic risk factors alone, understanding the role of individual environmental chemical exposures is critical …”