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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.


23 Apr Lower birth weight, less breastfeeding linked to adult inflammation and disease. Individuals born at lower birth weights as well as those breastfed less than three months or not at all are more likely as young adults to have higher levels of chronic inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease, according to a new Northwestern University study. Northwestern University.

23 Apr Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say. African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Los Angeles Times.

21 Apr Breaking down the myths and misconceptions about the Gulf Oil Spill. In the months and years following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, telling fact from fiction regarding seafood safety and ecosystem health was supremely difficult. To clear up some of the confusion, here are seven topics of concern, some still unresolved, about the Gulf Oil Spill. Smithsonian Magazine.

21 Apr Studies: links between fracking and smog pollution stronger than state claims. New research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes a much larger share of Dallas-Fort Worth's smog problem than state officials have said. Texas Observer, Texas.

21 Apr Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma. A study published this week in Nature Neuroscience finds that stress in early life alters the production of small RNAs, called microRNAs, in the sperm of mice. The mice show depressive behaviours that persist in their progeny, which also show glitches in metabolism. Nature.

21 Apr Gene increases meat-eaters' cancer risk. One in three people carry a gene that significantly raises the risk of developing bowel cancer from eating processed meat, new research shows. Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.

21 Apr New products offer more ways than ever to create a 'green' nursery. As sustainably made nursery products become increasingly prevalent and there are more ways than ever to create a "green" nursery for your bambino, the biggest question may be where to start. Detroit News, Michigan.

21 Apr Pregnancy weight gain predicts child's obesity. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect. New York Times.

17 Apr Toxicology: the plastics puzzle. The decision by regulators in the United States and European Union to ban BPA from baby bottles, combined with industry marketing campaigns, has convinced many consumers that the plastics and other containers currently used to store food are safe. It is a false sense of security. Nature.

17 Apr Your life is the lab: toxic chemicals in 5 unexpected places. Our furniture, home improvement items, children's products, and cosmetics often contain chemicals linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, endocrine disruption and cancer. Huffington Post.

17 Apr Google Glass alert: potential health risks from wireless radiation. The Google Glass emits more wireless radiation than most cell phones on the market, but unlike cell phone users, Glass users may be wearing this device on their heads for more than 12 hours a day putting their health at risk. PR Log.

17 Apr One year after Texas disaster, report looks at schools located near chemical facilities. A new study released Wednesday finds there are almost 10,000 schools across the country located within a mile of a chemical facility. Huffington Post.

 

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