Neurotoxicology and development: Human, environmental and social impacts
Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States; University of Brescia, Italy
The 12th International symposium of the Scientific Committee on Neurotoxicology and Psychophysiology, International Commission on Occupational Health was held in Cape Town, South Africa on March 24-27, 2013. Reflecting the meeting aiming to build greater focus on challenges facing working populations and communities in developing countries, the Symposium theme was Neurotoxicology and Development: Human, Environmental and Social Impacts. A total of 23 countries were represented with strong participation from 5 African countries. In addition to the more traditional topics of these Symposia, like metal, solvents and pesticides neurotoxicity, the conference embraced several new themes including affective disorders arising from chemical exposure, neurodevelopmental impacts in early life and novel approaches to genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for the assessment of neurotoxic impact. The theme of the conference prompted extensive discussions, which have laid the basis for a number of new directions for research, advocacy and capacity building to prevent and manage chemical neurotoxicity in workplace and community settings across the globe. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
lead; manganese; neurotoxin; pesticide; solvent; biological marker; Article; child development; cognition; developmental toxicity; environmental exposure; genetic epigenesis; genetic marker; human; human impact (environment); intoxication; lead poisoning; medical ethics; mood disorder; nerve cell differentiation; neurotoxicity; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; occupational exposure; occupational safety; Parkinson disease; positron emission tomography; prenatal exposure; social aspects and related phenomena; social environment; social impact; welding; developing country; environmental exposure; Neurotoxicity Syndromes; organization; psychology; socioeconomics; Biomarkers; Congresses as Topic; Developing Countries; Environmental Exposure; Humans; Neurotoxicity Syndromes; Socioeconomic Factors
D43TW009353-01-S1, NIH, National Institutes of Health