Blackfeet Neurological Diseases and Disorders and Climate Change Handout

Diseases that affect brain function are increasing in the United States, including learning disabilities in children, while Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease are occurring earlier in adults. Biotoxin, pesticide, herbicide, and heavy metal exposure are all linked to neurological diseases and disorders, as are other factors like aging and genetics. Climate change could impact neurological conditions by increasing exposure to hazardous substances in our air, water, and food. Climate change may also impact neurological conditions by increasing malnutrition and stress.

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