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28 Nov Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on. Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted. Thirty years ago this Dec. 2, the factory accidentally leaked cyanide gas into the air, killing thousands. Reuters.

28 Nov Metals in Australian groceries may impact kids health. A survey of metal concentrations in 253 food and beverages commonly eaten by Western Australians has turned up mixed results. Researchers from Edith Cowan University found that children may be getting higher than recommended levels of cadmium, nickel and manganese. Science Network Western Australia.

28 Nov Villagers near Thailand's Phichit gold mine poisoned by heavy metals. As many as 6,000 people living near a gold mine in Phichit province may have been poisoned by heavy metals, Central Institute of Forensic Science chief Porntip Rojanasunan said Friday.  The institute found manganese and arsenic in 329 of 600 blood samples collected. Bangkok Post.

28 Nov Bhopal: Thirty years on, misery and questions linge. On Wednesday survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster will commemorate 30 years since a cloud of deadly gas leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant and engulfed the central Indian city of Bhopal, killing thousands of people and injuring tens of thousands more. Sydney Morning Herald.

28 Nov Bhopal: Thirty years on, misery and questions linger in the air. On Wednesday survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster will commemorate 30 years since a cloud of deadly gas leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant and engulfed the central Indian city of Bhopal, killing thousands of people and injuring tens of thousands more. Melbourne Age.

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative Working Group (LDDI)

LDDI 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. LDDI currently has over 400 organizational and individual participants engaged in educational and policy efforts.

Currently the LDDI 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 LDDI's listserv.

Past Calls

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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