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27 Aug FLASHBACK: That time when Maine's controversial Governor talked about BPA. The political debate over bisphenol A is heating up in Maine after Gov. Paul LePage?s recent comments questioning whether the controversial chemical is as dangerous as many scientists claim. Bangor Daily News.

26 Aug How poverty affects the brain. Your zip code may contribute to your brain development, according to a study of Southern California youth which found children exposed to violence and fear often lacked empathy as adults. Newsweek.

26 Aug Streams on speed altering aquatic food web. Baltimore?s streams have a drug problem. Researchers who sampled the Gwynns Falls on the western side of the city found a mix of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in the water, including a byproduct of heroin use. Chesapeake Bay Journal.

26 Aug Report details lead contamination in water at St. Louis schools. Water samples from 16 schools in the city school system contained lead levels that exceeded those most commonly found in homes in Flint, Mich., according to results released Thursday by an environmental engineering company. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

26 Aug Something to grapple with: How wily Lyme disease prowls the body. The sneaky germ uses a mechanism like that of white blood cells to reach vulnerable tissues and hide from antibiotics. Scientific American.

Learning and Developmental Disabilities (LDD)

LDD is an international partnership fostering collaboration among learning and developmental disability organizations, researchers, health professionals and environmental health groups to address concerns about the impact environmental pollutants may have on neurological health. LDD currently has over 400 organizational and individual participants engaged in educational and policy efforts.

Currently, the LDD Working Group provides a listserv where CHE Partners interested in environmental contributors to neurological health can share the latest science. Depending on Partners' evolving interests, CHE may expand the scope of this group again the future. For now, however, we would welcome your participation in the listserv.

If you are interested in joining this group, please sign on as a CHE Partner, and indicate your interest in your application. If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to join the listserv for this group send an email request to info@healthandenvironment.org.

CHE Partners subscribed to the CHE LDD listserv can access the listserv archive to view messages previously distributed.

Past Calls

July 21, 2016 --

Autism pathways analysis: a functional framework and clues for further investigation
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July 20, 2016 --

CHE-AK Working Group Call: Protecting Alaska's Children from Neurodevelopmental Harm: Project TENDR's New Consensus Statement on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
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July 13, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act
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July 12, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Consensus on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Project TENDR
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MP3 Recording

July 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health – A 2016 California Report
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MP3 Recording

June 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism
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March 9, 2016 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: Little Things Matter: Children's Health and the Impact of Low-level Exposures to Toxins on the Developing Brain
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March 8, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Lead’s Long Shadow: What the Story of Flint, Michigan, Means for All of Us
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February 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health Disparities in Children: Breaking the Cycle and Building Resilience for Better Health
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December 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
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November 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
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October 20, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE
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June 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Story of Developmental Disability, A Story of Health: The Influence of Environmental Exposures and Opportunities for Prevention
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January 8, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The State of the Water: Linking Ocean Health to Human Health
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December 2, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - The First Thousand Days: Chemical Exposure in Early Life and Beyond
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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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December 3, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: Chemical Brain Drain: A Conversation with Philippe Grandjean
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September 27, 2011 --

CHE Partnership Call - Air Pollution and Neurodevelopment: How Prenatal Exposures May Impact I.Q.
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September 29, 2009 --
LDDI Working Group Quarterly Call
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February 10, 2009 --

CHE Partnership Call - Critical Windows of Development: A Conversation with Dr. Theo Colborn and Distinguished Commentators
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February 19, 2004 --

Learning and Developmental Disabilities
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