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31 May Scope of lead risk a serious lesson for North Jersey school districts. As results come in from water testing at schools across North Jersey, communities are finding that lead contamination, long associated with cities and low-income areas, is not just an urban problem. Bergen County Record.

31 May Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn. As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. Reuters.

30 May VIDEO: Veterans of atomic test blasts: No warning, and late amends. What does the government owe its men and women in uniform who fall victim not to enemy fire but rather to decisions made by their commanders? New York Times.

30 May Chasing an epidemic: On the road with Brazil's Zika detectives. In a place where the bite of a common mosquito has brought crippling birth defects and early death, they are the detectives sent to gather clues about the crime. Los Angeles Times.

29 May World Health Organization rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics over Zika. The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Associated Press.

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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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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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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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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