“ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites — the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons — and disrupts normal patterns of neuronal connections in the brain.”
“Impaired neuronal connectivity is a common feature of a number of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.”
Prenatal exposures to persistent and non-persistent organic compounds and effects on immune system development.
“this report underscores the tight connection between development of the immune system and that of the central nervous system, and the plausibility that disruption of critical events in immune development may play a role in neurobehavioural disorders.”
Perinatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls alters social behaviors in rats.
Perinatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls differentially affects cerebellar development and motor functions in male and female rat neonates.
Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on the nervous system.
Disrupting effects of hydroxy-polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners on neuronal development of cerebellar Purkinje cells: a possible causal factor for developmental brain disorders?