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19 Dec Risk of autism linked to air pollution. Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday. Reuters.

19 Dec Autism link to air pollution raised. A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists. The Harvard School of Public Health team said high levels of pollution had been linked to a doubling of autism in their study of 1,767 children. BBC.

19 Dec Consumer group: Potentially dangerous Christmas decorations sold at six major retailers. An environmental advocacy group is calling on several major retailers to evaluate potential hazards in holiday decorations after a study raised questions about chemicals in light strings, garland and other items. Cleveland News Channel 5.

19 Dec Alarm over disinsection in flights. The National Green Tribunal of India received an e-complaint from a United States-based neurologist against disinsection of aircrafts, allegedly with cancer-causing pesticides while passengers are onboard. Hindu.

19 Dec Need to talk to a climate denier? Here?s how. It?s time to talk about climate change ? whether you are a business leader, city planner, educator or just a climate-concerned citizen. GreenBiz.

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

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
Listen to the MP3 recording

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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