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1 Feb Scientists say ozone from Asia contributes to the West's pollution. Scientists at rural, high-altitude sites across the western U.S. have been documenting rising levels of ozone, which can trigger asthma attacks, worsen heart and lung disease and lead to premature deaths, even as emissions have plummeted nationwide over the last few decades. Los Angeles Times.

1 Feb Monsanto Shareholder Meeting Gets Heated. Monsanto Co. has long been a lightning rod for debate, but at its annual shareholder meeting Friday, the biotech-seed company was tagged with blame or credit for an even larger number of issues than usual. Wall Street Journal.

31 Jan Vaccine critics turn defensive over measles. Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. New York Times.

31 Jan Vaccine critics turn defensive over measles. As officials in 14 states grapple to contain a spreading measles outbreak that began near here at Disneyland, the parents at the heart of America?s anti-vaccine movement are being blamed for incubating an otherwise preventable public-health crisis. New York Times.

30 Jan Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in his notoriety. It?s been a busy day for Jack Wolfson. He?s spoken to USA Today. He did a segment on CNN. And he?s collected 4,000 ?likes? on his FaceBook page in the span of 48 hours. But he always has time to discuss vaccinations ? his hatred of them and his abhorrence of the parents who defend them. Washington Post.

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

January 8, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The State of the Water: Linking Ocean Health to Human Health
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Call Blog
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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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Call Blog
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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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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
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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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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
Call Transcripts

 

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