Environmental Toxins

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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A dose-effect analysis of children’s exposure to dental amalgam and neuropsychological function: the New England Children’s Amalgam Trial.

BACKGROUND: The New England Children’s Amalgam Trial (NECAT) was a five-year randomized trial of 534 6- to 10-year-old children that compared the neuropsychological outcomes of those whose caries were restored using dental amalgam with the outcomes of those those whose caries were restored using mercury-free resin-based composite. The primary intention-to-treat analyses did not reveal significant […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Childhood Exposure

In-home toxic chemical exposures and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Graff JC, Murphy L, Ekvall S, Gagnon M.  Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA.  Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Nov-Dec;32(6):596-603. Despite the focus on preventing toxic chemical exposures during pregnancy, the perinatal period, and childhood, health […]

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The environment in pediatric practice: a study of New York pediatricians’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices towards children’s environmental health.

Chronic diseases of environmental origin are a significant and increasing public health problem among the children of New York State, yet few resources exist to address this growing burden. To assess New York State pediatricians self-perceived competency in dealing with common environmental exposures and diseases of environmental origin in children, we assessed their attitudes and […]

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Development and validation of a test battery to assess subtle neurodevelopmental differences in children.

There is increasing concern over the impact of low-dose exposures to environmental chemicals on children’s neurobehavioral function. To determine subtle alterations in children’s function, it is necessary to move beyond global measures such as IQ and employ tests that can detect small, subtle neurodevelopmental effects across a broad array of behavioral domains. We investigated the […]

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