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25 Oct Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60). Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a ?significantly? better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists. The Telegraph.

25 Oct Pollution from cars and factories ?may cause autism?. Medical experts claim that children exposed to pollutant fumes in the womb or during the first two years of life are up to twice as likely to develop ­autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to growing research that has found a link between air pollution and ASD. Edinburgh Scotsman.

25 Oct Ford goes zero-emissions with a Pedego electric bike. Ford Motor Co., as part of its commitment to putting more lower-emission vehicles on the road, has done a deal with California-based electric bicycle company Pedego. Los Angeles Times.

25 Oct Chronic wasting disease found in mule deer. Officials at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's disease laboratory in Laramie say a 4-year-old mule deer buck taken in Carbon County during hunting season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, which is a contagious neurological disorder that is usually fatal to deer, elk and moose. Associated Press.

25 Oct Make most of natural-gas revolution. The revolution in natural-gas production has the potential to provide immense benefits to the U.S. economy. With prudent regulation of the risks to groundwater and methane emissions, the overall environmental benefits should be substantial as well. Philadelphia Inquirer.

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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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
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