Opinion: Climate right for environmental neuroethics

In an article covering this issue in May for example in the Victoria Times Colonist, Edmonton Journal on May 16, Alberta Health warns of high levels of mercury in gull and tern eggs. The finding is of great concern as mercury is a neurotoxin that can be especially harmful to pregnant women and the developing brain of the fetus, and the implications for Canadian Aboriginal peoples is great, as such contamination in other traditional foods such as moose and deer is possible

.As a consequence, the chief medical officer of health in Alberta recognized that knowledge about the potential effects of these findings is lacking. This highlights the pressing and specific need to prioritize the evaluation of the effects of environment change on all aspects of health, including brain health and mental health.

via Opinion: Climate right for environmental neuroethics.


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