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31 Jul Kentucky man wants to sue state over mining pollution. Ricky Handshoe has fought coal companies and state regulators for 10 years hoping to save his home. He has had to surrender the home, but he won?t give up the fight. Richmond Register.

31 Jul Handshoe wants to sue state over mining pollution. Surrounded by mountaintop removal mining sites, Ricky Handshoe?s land is severely polluted by runoff from two separate mine sites, destroying two creeks and forcing him off the land his family has owned for 200 years. CNHI News Service.

30 Jul Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide. When picking out school supplies, children often clamor for their favorite cartoon characters or colors, but health advocates are urging parents to consider the safety of products before moving to the checkout line. Washington Post.

30 Jul Award in lead paint lawsuit can't be tied to ethnicity, judge rules. A landlord?s lawyer argued that a Hispanic child?s higher education chances were low, so the damages awarded to his family should be reduced. New York Times.

29 Jul Immigrants and poor people fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury. Many government-issued health warnings about fish fail to reach those who most need to hear them: low-income families and immigrants, some of whom fish daily or weekly for their family meals. 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

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
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

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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