Exposure to toxic and harmful chemicals and substances, whether through the air, soil, water, or physical contact, can cause devastating effects. Not only do such toxins damage the environment and harm natural wildlife, but also such toxins can cause cancers, brain injuries, and countless other illnesses. For example, exposure to such toxins as lead, arsenic, cadmium, PCBs, asbestos, etc., can cause such harmful bodily effects as:
- Brain injury including loss of IQ, cognitive impairment, memory loss, reduced or compromised executive function, etc.;
- Mood and behavior disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, etc.;
- Cancers of the lungs, kidney, reproductive organs, etc.;
- Lung injuries and illnesses including asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, etc.;
- Reproductive problems including infertility or sterility;
- Wakening of the bones and teeth;
- And other physical, developmental, and neurological damages.
These harms are always severe and are often permanent, with no possible cure and no way to reverse the effects.