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21 Aug Judge rules Corps can ignore mining health studies. A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining operations. Charleston Gazette.

21 Aug Funds to save lungs: Clean air group plead for donations to sustain tests into 'unsafe' M60 toxic gas levels. The Breath Clean Air Group is appealing for donations to carry on testing for damaging fumes around the M60, in preparation for the controversial Davyhulme biomass incinerator. Manchester Mancunian Matters.

21 Aug Don't let oil industry delay clean air rules. Statistics illustrate that low-income people and communities of color bear the brunt of dirty air and climate change. Yet the oil industry, one of California's biggest polluters, claims they're somehow acting in our best interests in requesting exemption from AB32. San Francisco Chronicle.

20 Aug US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation. The first time it occurred to James Jackson that there could be lasting damage from his US Navy service during Japan's tsunami and nuclear disaster came when his eldest son, Darius, was diagnosed with leukaemia. The Guardian.

20 Aug EPA admin sees Boston as model for asthma prevention. Buoyed by fresh data that indicates its success, officials involved in a Boston program attacking asthma triggers in the home are hoping it will spread elsewhere, and have found common cause with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, who hopes such programs can become a more entrenched part of society. Springfield WWLP TV.

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: JULY/AUGUST: 2014

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.

The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit online training course module has been updated and re-accredited and offers free CE credits to a range of health professions. The course offers healthcare providers detailed examples about how to best deliver anticipatory guidance on a range of environmental health issues, especially during well-child visits. It’s engaging format includes case studies, animations and other resources.

New pediatric environmental training resource
This newly reviewed and updated resource from the Children's Environmental Health Network incorporates the latest peer-reviewed science and includes topics not covered in the original resource. Twelve stand-alone slide PowerPoint modules and accompanying user guides cover environmental health hazards of concern, including pesticides, endocrine disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A and phthalates, solvents, lead, and other heavy metals.
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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

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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