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2 May Zika virus birth defects may be 'tip of the iceberg', experts say. The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. NBC News.

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2 May Minamata patients speak out on anniversary of disease. Sunday marks 60 years since the Minamata disease, a neurological condition caused by toxic dumping, was discovered. Al Jazeera.

2 May Crumbling infrastructure and learning impairment: A call for responsibility. It is quite short-sighted to say that we cannot afford to maintain our infrastructure and environment, when in fact we cannot afford not to do so. Environmental Health Perspectives.

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.

CHE Partners subscribed to the CHE LDDI listserv can access the listserv archive to view messages previously distributed.

Past Calls

March 9, 2016 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: Little Things Matter: Children's Health and the Impact of Low-level Exposures to Toxins on the Developing Brain
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Q&A/Comments
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March 8, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Lead’s Long Shadow: What the Story of Flint, Michigan, Means for All of Us
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Q&A/Comments
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February 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health Disparities in Children: Breaking the Cycle and Building Resilience for Better Health
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Q&A/Comments
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December 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
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Q&A/Comments
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November 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
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Q&A/Comments
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October 20, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE
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Q&A/Questions
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June 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Story of Developmental Disability, A Story of Health: The Influence of Environmental Exposures and Opportunities for Prevention
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Q&A/Comments
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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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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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