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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)

CHE would be thrilled to offer these columns in all the languages that our visitors need. If you are available to translate columns and fact sheets, or if you can offer funding toward translations, please contact us.

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

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22 Sep Hookah smoking a hot trend for young adults but clouded by health concerns. Hookah, which comes with few warning labels or health notices, can be more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. Dallas Morning News, Texas.

22 Sep Mesothelioma risk endures over long-term. Western Australian researchers have determined the risk of developing mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after a person's first exposure to asbestos. Science Network Western Australia, Australia.

22 Sep The dry-roasting process may trigger peanut allergies, a new Oxford study says. Peanut allergies are extremely common - and can be extremely dangerous. But there's hope! Researchers in Britain believe they have determined a possible trigger for the allergy, according to an Oxford University study set to be published this week. Washington Post.

22 Sep Sit less, live longer? If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus. One found that sitting less can slow the aging process within cells, and the other helpfully underscores that standing up -- even if you are standing still -- can be good for you as well. New York Times.

19 Sep Occupational exposure to magnetic fields and electric shocks and risk of ALS: the Swiss National Cohort. There was an association between exposure to ELF-MF and mortality from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) among workers with a higher likelihood of long-term exposure. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Frontotemporal Degeneration.

19 Sep Phthalate exposure in utero causes epigenetic changes and impairs insulin signalling. DEHP-exposed offspring exhibited elevated blood glucose, impaired serum insulin, glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance, along with reduced insulin receptor, glucose uptake and oxidation in the muscle at postnatal day 60. Journal of Endocrinology.

18 Sep Dentists discover microbeads in toothpaste. In a statement the Crest manufacturer says: "while the ingredient in question is completely safe, we understand there is a growing preference for us to remove the ingredient. So we will." NBC12.

18 Sep Interaction between dietary sodium and smoking increases the risk for rheumatoid arthritis: results from a nested case-control study. No significant association was found between sodium intake and the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when all of the individuals were included. In analyses stratified for smoking status at the time of the examination, sodium intake more than doubled the risk for RA among smokers. Rheumatology.

18 Sep Lung cancer risk of particulate matter exposure. In 2013 the International Agency for Research on Cancer reviewed more than 1,000 research articles and formally designated outdoor air pollution in general and PM in particular as human carcinogens. A new meta-analysis estimates the lung cancer risk associated with PM exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives.

18 Sep Vaping and health: what do we know about e-cigarettes? The existing literature about the safety of the devices consists of small studies on e-liquids and e-cigarette emissions. It remains unknown exactly how e-cigarettes and their related secondhand smoke compare with conventional cigarettes. Environmental Health Perspectives.

18 Sep Environmental influences on the aging brain. At this point, there may be more research questions than answers, but evidence thus far strongly suggests environmental factors can play an instrumental role in influencing neurological function in older adults. Environmental Health Perspectives.

18 Sep Artificial sweeteners linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. Artificial sweeteners, promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease; and they do it in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota -- the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines. Medical Xpress.

 

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