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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Environmental Health and Developmental Disabilities: A Life Span Approach.

Prenatal and childhood environmental exposures are an underrecognized primary cause of intellectual and other developmental disabilities. In addition, individuals with established disabilities are vulnerable to further harm from subsequent environmental exposures. In individuals with communicative impairment or limited ability to independently escape from hazards, these subsequent exposures, too, may occur undetected or untreated. This article […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Lead

Blood lead concentrations < 10 microg/d: and child intelligence at 6 years of age. Jusko TA, Henderson CR, Lanphear BP, Cory-Slechta DA, Parsons PJ, Canfield RL. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.  Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):243-8.  Comment in:   Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):A60-1. BACKGROUND: […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Mercury

Applying cost analyses to drive policy that protects children:  mercury as a case study. Trasande L, Schechter C, Haynes KA, Landrigan PJ.  Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA. leo.trasande@mssm.edu  Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1076:911-23. Exposure in […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism and environmental influences: review and commentary. Bello SC.  Developmental Pediatrics, PLLC, Latham, New York 12110, USA.  Rev Environ Health. 2007 Apr-Jun;22(2):139-56. Progress has been slow in identifying pre- and post-natal environmental exposures that might trigger the features that characterize autism. During the past thirty years, research in the field of autism has been conducted […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Cognitive development in preschool children prenatally exposed to PCBs and MeHg. Stewart PW, Reihman J, Lonky EI, Darvill TJ, Pagano J.  Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, USA. pstewar1@oswego.edu  Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2003 Jan-Feb;25(1):11-22. A number of epidemiological studies have shown predictive relationships between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Pesticides

The conundrum of unmeasured confounding: Comment on: “Can some of the detrimental neurodevelopmental effects attributed to lead be due to pesticides? by Brian Gulson”. Lanphear BP, Hornung RW, Khoury J, Dietrich KN, Cory-Slechta DA, Canfield RL. Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center, Department of Pediatrics and of Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The University […]

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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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