Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, was a featured presenter at the 2020 Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, which was put on by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on June 25.
The full-day workshop was entitled "Environmental Neuroscience: Advancing the Understanding of How Chemical Exposures Impact Brain Health and Disease." The event brought together experts and key stakeholders in neuroscience and environmental health science to explore the current knowledge landscape and future opportunities.
It is largely unknown how the estimated 85,000 chemicals in the environment impact brain health and disease; this can be considered “the forgotten environmental risk factor.” As genetics alone do not fully explain neurodevelopmental disorders or neurodegenerative diseases, understanding the role of personal environmental chemical exposures becomes critical.
Watch a special summary of Dr. Feldman's talk: