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18 Sep Enterovirus hits New Jersey. After spreading to a dozen states, it was only a matter of time before a virus that can cause severe respiratory illness in children arrived in New Jersey. Asbury Park Press.

17 Sep Kids exposed in the womb to plasticizers more likely to have asthma. New York City children exposed in the womb to moderate levels of two plasticizers had a 72 to 78 percent higher chance of developing asthma, according to a new study published today. The study is the first to link prenatal exposure to phthalates to childhood asthma, which has been increasing in recent decades. Environmental Health News.

17 Sep Chemicals in make-up and perfumes fuelling rise in children with asthma. Chemicals in make-up, perfume and plastic containers could be behind a surge in the incidence of asthma in children, researchers warned yesterday. Scientists have found that babies exposed to high levels of phthalates while in the womb are up to 78 per cent more at risk of the condition. London Daily Mail.

17 Sep Children's respiratory illness spreads. A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. Reuters.

17 Sep Asthma risk from exposure to chemicals in the womb. Exposure in the womb to common household chemicals used in vinyl floors and food containers could increase the risk of childhood asthma by more than 70 per cent, new research suggests. The Telegraph.

Initiative on
Children's Environmental Health

The Initiative on Children's Environmental Health–formerly the Institute for Children's Environmental Health–became an active working group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment in 2009. ICEH is devoted to the promotion of children's health and the prevention of environmental exposures and other factors that may undermine healthy development.

Currently the Initiative provides a listserv where CHE Partners can share the latest science on environmental contributors to children's health. Depending on Partners' evolving interest, CHE may expand activites of this group again in the future.

If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to joint this working group, please contact info@healthandenvironment.org. If you are not currently a CHE Partner, please first complete the Partner form, indicating which of CHE's working groups you would like to participate in, including ICEH.

RECENT NEWS / HIGHLIGHTS: SEPTEMBER 2014

Reducing environmental risks for kids in schools
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses the environmental conditions in aging or deteriorating school facilities that can harm kids' health and compromise their ability to learn.
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Coalition for Healthier Schools: Back to School Toolkit
In an effort to provide guidance towards an environmentally healthy school, the Coalition for Healthier Schools has released its annual Back to School Toolkit with fact sheets and guides on Indoor Air Quality, Healthy Purchasing, Green Cleaning, Tips for Tours, and more.

Upcoming Events:

Symposium: Prenatal Environmental Exposures as a Determinant of Early Childhood and Adult Disease
The Children's Environmental Health Institute will host the 2014 Biennial Scientific Symposium, Prenatal Environmental Exposures as a Determinant of Early Childhood and Adult Disease, November 13-14, 2014. Keynote speakers Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, and Philippe Grandjean, MD, PhD, among other distinguished speakers will provide prevention-oriented research on how toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce, negatively affect pregnancies, and are associated with numerous health problems and chronic disease.

The 2014 Scientific Symposium will be hosted at McKinney Roughs Education Center near Austin, Texas, and will be limited to 120 participants.  Please go to www.cehi.org for early bird registration, the agenda, speaker roster, and logistical information.

Other ICEH news is listed on the ICEH History page.


Past Calls

September 9, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - PCBs in Schools – Still a Problem?
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July 10, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Breathing Deep: Air Pollution, Health, and Public Health Policy
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June 18, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Prenatal Exposure to EDCs and Obesity: Combining Toxicology and Epidemiology with Dr. Juliette Legler
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April 16, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Dr. Philippe Grandjean on Chemical Brain Drain: How the Next Generation's Brain Functions are Endangered by EDCs and Other Environmental Chemicals
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March 19, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Dr. Frederica Perera on the Effects of Prenatal Exposures to EDCs on Childhood Development
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March 13, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: Dr. Phil Landrigan and Dr. Ruth Etzel on Children's Environmental Health
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October 11, 2012 --

CHE Partnership Call - 50 Years After "Silent Spring": Pesticides, Children's Health and the State of the Science
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September 20, 2012 --

CHE Partnership Call - Healthy Environments Across Generations: What We Learned and What Comes Next
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March 11, 2011 --

CHE Partnership Call - Healthy Aging Starts at Conception: Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
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September 21, 2010 --

CHE Partnership Call - Pediatric Integrative Health: Approaches to Optimizing "Whole Child" Wellness
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June 23, 2009 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Common Agenda for Health and the Environment: Goals for the Next Generation and Steps to Get There
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March 16, 2006 --

CHE Partnership Call: The Future of the National Children's Study: Science, Priorities, and Politics
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