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Practice Prevention Columns and Fact Sheets

These publications summarize recent scientific research for a nonscientific audience on various topics. Please feel free to link to these articles or include them in your own newsletters or other publications. We appreciate knowing if our materials are having an impact; please let us know if you use our materials.

IN SPANISH

En español: La práctica de la prevención

Las 10 acciones más importantes que puede hacer para "practicar la prevención" (Top 10 Things You Can Do To "Practice Prevention")

La salud medioambiental de los niños (Children's Environmental Health)

El mercurio (Mercury)

Los plaguicidas (Pesticides)

La televisión (Television)

PBDEs

El plomo (Lead)

La tiroides (Thyroid)

La hormona tiroidea hoja de hechos (Thyroid Hormone Fact Sheet)

El perclorato (Perchlorate)

Productos de cuidado del bebé (Baby Care Products)

El lindano (Lindane)

El moho (Mold and Dampness)

HAPs (PAHs)

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Practice Prevention Columns

Topic

File Size

Updated

Children's Environmental Health
Overview of neurotoxicants
and children's greater
susceptibility

55 KB

January 2007

Arsenic

42 KB

February 2007

Baby Care Products

109 KB

January 2007

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

86 KB

November 2011

Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

73 KB

September 2009

Lead

69 KB

December 2007

Lindane

45 KB

January 2007

Mercury

186 KB

December 2008

Mold

63 KB

April 2011

Obesogens

50 KB

September 2011

PAHs

71 KB

May 2011

PBDEs

182 KB

July 2006

PCBs

189 KB

October 2006

Perchlorate

41 KB

February 2007

Pesticides

187 KB

January 2010

PFCs

87 KB

April 2010

Plastics

73 KB

September 2007

Solvents

12 KB

January 2004

Television

12 KB

July 2004

Thyroid

40 KB

May 2005

Fact Sheets

ICEH MEDICAL ADVISOR

Larry B. Silver, MD, serves as ICEH's medical advisor on our Practice Prevention columns. Dr. Silver is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in the Washington, DC, area. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. For more than 30 years his primary areas of research, clinical and teaching interest have focused on the psychological, social and family impact of a group of related, neurologically-based disorders – learning disabilities, language disabilities, sensory integration dysfunction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Silver has more than 150 publications, including the popular book The Misunderstood Child: A Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities.

Topic

File Size

Updated

Children's Environmental Health Basics

101 KB

August 2005

Children's Environmental Health Fact Sheet

313 KB

August 2005

Developmental Disabilities – Impairment of Children's Brain Development and Function: The Role of Environmental Factors

102 KB

February 2003

Learning Disabilities, Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, and Other Brain Disorders: What We Know

71 KB

2003

Mental Health and Environmental Exposures

148 KB

November 2008

Top 10 Things You Can Do To "Practice Prevention"

102 KB

January 2005

Thyroid Fact Sheet

1364 KB

November 2005

News You Can Use

Because the science relating to exposures and health is continually evolving, CHE offers this feed of recent news and journal articles. Individuals may want to browse for “news you can use”—articles that suggest ways to safeguard your health and well-being. CHE does not endorse or recommend any of these items; we simply share them as part of our service to bring attention to the emerging science. Since new studies offer only a portion of the whole picture, readers need to be discerning about articles. We encourage you to consult your health care professional if you have any questions. To subscribe to this feed or see older articles, visit healthandenvironment.org/NewsToUse.xml.


26 Mar Repeated antibiotic use linked to diabetes. People who need treating with repeated courses of antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have found. BBC News.

26 Mar Drinking raw milk dramatically increases risk for foodborne illness, analysis finds. Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne illness from drinking raw milk than they are from drinking pasteurized milk. Infection Control Today.

26 Mar New research raises more alarm about hormone-mimicking chemicals. New research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health suggests further risks to pregnant women and their babies from phthalates. Pittsburgh City Paper, Pennsylvania.

26 Mar 3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears. Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Associated Press.

25 Mar EPA releases final risk assessment for chemical used for paint and coating removal. The assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal.

25 Mar New resource: Guidelines for Safer Use of Wireless Technology in Classrooms. Grassroots Environmental Education has published a set of guidelines for reducing potentially harmful microwave or radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices.

25 Mar Possible association between long-term oral contraceptive use and risk of Crohn's disease in women. The main study finding showed a significant association between oral contraceptive use and risk of CD in comparison to women who never used oral contraceptives. IBD News Today.

25 Mar Kids exposure to secondhand smoke tied to clogged arteries. In a Finnish study spanning 26 years, kids exposed to parental smoking were more likely to develop plaque in their carotid arteries as young adults than kids who were not exposed to secondhand smoke. Reuters Health.

25 Mar Traffic-related air pollution linked to type 1 diabetes in children. Fine dust pollution leads to earlier instances of type 1 diabetes in small children, according to a study by the Institute for Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich. EurActiv, Belgium.

23 Mar "Very high levels of arsenic" in top-selling wines. A proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of the element: up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water. CBS News.

23 Mar Toys from the Seventies and Eighties could be poisoning your children. Passing on childhood toys to your offspring may seem like a touching thing to do, but new research has found you could actually be poisoning them. A study found lead, cadmium and even arsenic in an alarmingly high number of plastic toys made in the 1970s and 1980s. The Independent, United Kingdom.

23 Mar Exposure to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field for one hour a day over 30 days does change the histopathology and biochemistry of the rat testis. The results show that exposure to 900-MHz EMF causes alterations in adult rat testicular morphology and biochemistry. International Journal of Radiation Biology.

 

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