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21 Sep Pregnant and poor? Eating healthy just got harder. Prices of fresh meat and seafood are rising, chipping away at the number of affordable protein choices available to low-income pregnant women. And now moms are being warned about mercury content in canned tuna fish, which has been a relatively cheap source of protein. NBC News.

20 Sep This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein ? review, Naomi Klein argues that humans don't cause climate collapse, and nor does carbon. The problem is a particular arrangement of these elements - in other words, capitalism, the whole point of which is to find resources and exploit them. The Guardian.

19 Sep A coastal paradise confronts its watery future. There's trouble in this coastal paradise south of Cape Canaveral. It's on a low-lying barrier island that?s getting lower as sea level rises. So the cities here are looking for ways to keep the water at bay or retreat from it. National Public Radio.

19 Sep Moss Landing study eyes impact of increasingly acidic ocean. The oceans are growing more acidic and oxygen levels are dropping, consequences, along with climate change, of carbon emissions. A researcher at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories has received a $330,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the impact on young rockfish. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

19 Sep Too close for comfort. A new study led by researchers at Yale University says that living closer to an active natural gas well, including hydraulic fracking wells, could lead to an increase in skin and respiratory conditions. Boulder Weekly.

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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Call Blog
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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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Call Blog
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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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Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 27, 2011 --

CHE Partnership Call - Air Pollution and Neurodevelopment: How Prenatal Exposures May Impact I.Q.
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Call Blog

 

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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Call Blog

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February 19, 2004 --

Learning and Developmental Disabilities
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