It may be a hard pill to swallow, to realize you're potentially ruining your children's health and futures b loading them with toxins. But even your children are not spared by the toxins of America, despite having relatively stronger immune systems. The effect of toxic chemical exposures in parents on the child's developing brain results in autism and learning disabilities. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, children exposed to toxins can suffer from brain damage, have a reduced attention span, poor school performance and a delay in development. Even with kids who have autism, while only 30-40% of the disorder can be accounted for by genes, the rest is explained by toxins in the environment.