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23 Apr Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute. Baltimore has joined with other major U.S. cities in defending the federal government's authority to impose a "pollution diet" on the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore Sun.

23 Apr A belly full of beaks. Marine biologists, probing two rare species of sperm whales, are establishing a baseline for the health of the animals and the environment they live in by rummaging through the stomach contents of dead whales. Inside Science News Service.

23 Apr Pesticides to be legal, restricted. The Selinger government will treat dandelion-killing synthetic chemical pesticides like cigarettes -- legal to buy but illegal to use in some places. Winnipeg Free Press.

23 Apr Proposed legislation not outright pesticide ban, but would limit use. Manitobans who use synthetic chemical pesticides to kill dandelions on their lawns will have to find other means to keep their grass green. Brandon Sun.

23 Apr Lawmakers gather data, public feedback on coal ash. A legislative panel that likely will draft proposals for the General Assembly to consider in the coming months on how coal ash is handled and disposed of in North Carolina gathered information Tuesday from state regulators, environmentalists and a Duke Energy executive. Raleigh WRAL TV.

Initiative on
Children's Environmental Health

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

For more information or to join ICEH, please contact CHE's Administrative Coordinator or see the Join CHE section of this website.

ICEH WORKING GROUP NEWS

Conference Recordings and Materials, July 2012.
Descriptions and links to recordings and presentation materials from recent conferences on children's environmental health are now available on the Presentations webpage.

Practice Prevention Column Updates and Translations, March 2011.
Updates to columns on mold, pesticides and the Top 10 Things You Can Do are now available on our Practice Prevention page. Several columns have also been translated into Spanish.

New program: Eco-Healthy Child Care, October 2010.
The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) launched its national Eco-Healthy Child Care program (EHCC), which encourages healthier child-care settings by training child-care providers to protect children and staff from harmful chemical exposures – from bisphenol-A in plastic food containers, PVC in toys, and formaldehyde in commonly used furniture to lead and mercury – with free or low-cost alternatives that are easy to implement.

Children First Conference, October 1, 2010.
Promoting Ecological Health for the Whole Child, held at the University of San Francisco. This one-day symposium highlighted a range of interacting factors that influence child health and development, including nutrition, education, socio-economic status, exposures to toxic chemicals, and access to preventive health care. Presentations and recordings will be posted soon. See the symposium page.

BP Oil Spill: Keeping Kids Safe! August 2010. The Healthy Schools Network has published this two-page flyer for parents regarding the effects of the Gulf oil spill on children. See the flyer

New Practice Prevention Column on PFCs, April 2010.
A new column on perfluorochemicals, including PFOA / C8, is now available on our Practice Prevention page. Written to make the science and current knowledge accessible to parents and others, this succinct fact sheet summarizes health hazards and methods to reduce exposures.

Other ICEH news is listed on the ICEH History page.

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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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