Environmental Toxins

Health Care Without Harm

Format: Coalition Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups.  Health Care Without Harm shares a vision of a health care sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people […]

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Environmental Toxins: Children

Healthy Children Project Format: Project In 2002, the Learning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project to: Raise awareness of environmental factors, particularly toxic chemicals, that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders. Promote policies and practices to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among pregnant women and children. Build […]

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The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Format: Initiative The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), founded in 2002 at Commonweal, is an international partnership committed to strengthening the scientific and public dialogue on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability. CHE acts as a catalyst for civil discourse and collaborative initiatives among researchers, health professionals, health-affected groups and others […]

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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   Format             Registry   ATSDR serves the public by taking responsive public health actions and providing health information to prevent harmful exposure to toxic substances and diseases resulting from exposure.   Contact URL    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/index.html             […]

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Pollution, Toxic Chemicals and Mental Retardation: A National Summit

An Initiative of The American Association on Mental Retardation, Sponsored by The John Merck Fund and The Johnson Foundation, with Support from The Arc of the United States Research Fund and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities   Format             Summit   The goal of the Summit was to bring the developmental disabilities and environmental health […]

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Environmental Health Project

Source           The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD), with support from the John Merck Fund   Format             Project   NADD has developed the Environmental Health Project to advance awareness about the exposure of toxic agents in the environment, since exposure to toxic agents in the environment may contribute to developmental, neurological, and mental health […]

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Environmental Health Initiative

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)               Format             Initiative   The goal of AAIDD’s environmental health initiative is to promote good health and reduce disability by developing partnerships among the developmental disabilities networks and the environmental health communities, in order to raise awareness about links between exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and developmental […]

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Environmental Toxins: Children

Children’s Environmental Health Centers (CEHCs)   CEHCs are jointly funded by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Science to Achieve Results grants program and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, with additional expertise and laboratory services provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Format             Program   To better understand the effects […]

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Environmental Toxins: Autism Spectrum Disorders

“Autism and the Environment:  Challenges and Opportunities for Research” workshop, presented at the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Wednesday, April 18, 2007   Institute of Medicine   Format             Workshop   This workshop discussed scientific opportunities for improving the understanding of potential environmental factors in autism, scientific tools and technologies, needed interdisciplinary research approaches, […]

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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)      Format             Institute            IATP works with organizations around the world to analyze how global trade agreements impact domestic farm and food policies. Alongside a global coalition, IATP advocates for fair trade policies that promote strong health standards, labor and human rights, the environment, and democratic institutions.  […]

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