Regular stress in young children could become toxic and cause brain damage.
According to the Associated Press, this can also disrupt learning and bring about the disease during adulthood.
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There are currently no statistics on how many children suffer from toxic stress.
However, data does prove that many of these children live in poor environments, placing them at a much higher risk.
Statistics from National Center for Child Traumatic Stress says that 1 in 4 US kids will have experienced trauma by the age of 16.
This includes abuse, neglect, and neighborhood violence.
U.S. Census also shows that almost half of US kids under 18 live below the poverty line.
Reports and studies from 2014 and 2015 show that other reasons for toxic stress include drug abuse, a rise of children in the foster care system, along with