Raymond Singer, Ph.D., Top Neuropsychologist/Toxicologist Joins NTEF'S Advisory Board
Dr. Raymond Singer is a forensic and clinical neuropsychologist, certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology - with Added Forensic Qualifications - and an Applied Neurotoxicologist.
He earned a doctorate in Psychology from Washington State University in 1978 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Psychiatry at New York University Medical School in 1978.
From 1979-1981, he was a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and a Fellow of the Department of Community Medicine (1981-1982), where he specialized in applied neurotoxicology. While at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Singer was supervised by Dr. Irving J. Selikoff, one of the world's most influential public health physicians to this day. Dr. Selikoff was the scientist who brought asbestos to the world's attention, before he focused his work illuminating the chronic effects of low-level toxic chemical exposures, including neurotoxicity.
Dr. Singer's research has been presented in various venues, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and courses at professional seminars. He has been a consultant in neuropsychology and neurotoxicology since 1983 and has given expert testimony in numerous civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts, including some landmark litigation, including Shilling v. Mobile Analytical Services, Inc..65 Ohio St. 3d 252 (Ohio 1992) which has been cited over 600 times primarily and secondarily and Bonner v. ISP Technologies, Inc., 259 F.3d 924 (8th Cir. 2001) with 300 primary citing cases.
"Dr. Singer's work is changing the way psychological illnesses are being diagnosed, along with physiological maladies. His research is showing exposures to neuro-toxicants has both a direct impact upon human behavior and various systems of the human body, findings that are in alignment with those of the NTEF." According to Angel De Fazio, BSAT, NTEF President
"I am honored to be invited to join the NTEF'S Advisory Board. I have been a long-time follower, of their decades-long history of promoting awareness about the exogenous chemicals in our environment upon health, especially the brain. We are entering a new awareness of how neurotoxicity can lead to almost any neurological and psychiatric symptom."- Raymond Singer, Ph.D.
His work in neurotoxicity and neuropsychology was cited by US Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016. They reviewed work that he had accomplished in a death penalty case, where he had presented evidence that the convicted murderer had actually been poisoned as a child and young adult – and that the poisoning created neuropsychological conditions that made him susceptible to a violent crime later in life. The Supreme Court Justices based their opinion (in part) on the proof that he presented that the violent offender had indeed been poisoned; that his brain had been permanently damaged from the poisons; and that this damage reduced his ability to think, plan, manage, remember, and control. Without these human neuropsychological functions, humans are reduced to animals who are controlled by reflexes – not by reason – or they may respond as machine-like automatons under conditions of extreme stress.
This case sets a precedent for evaluating the true costs and effects of neuro-toxic poisoning in our society. The exposures of both indoor and external environmental pollutions can have devastating effects on the human nervous system and human behavior many years later. The horrible effects of neuro-toxic pollution may manifest many years later in a tragic murder due to brain illness.
"The NTEF for over two decades has stated that the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and allopathic medicine are still in the dark ages, with their chronic myopic view ignoring the impact of chemicals in the environment upon all phases of human health", said De Fazio.
"Unfortunately, people suffering from neurotoxicity often cannot even get a proper diagnosis, let alone treatment and rehabilitation. This lack of proper diagnosis and treatment is often due to the lack of education among treating doctors regarding the possible effects of neurotoxicity, resulting in a misdiagnosis of a patient's illnesses", according to Singer.
For more information on this precedent legal decision and Singer's CV, they can be found at:
National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
Angel De Fazio, BSAT