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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.


29 Apr How nature is good for our health and happiness. The study showed that there was a scientifically significant increase in people's health, happiness, connection to nature and active nature behaviours, such as feeding the birds and planting flowers for bees -- not just throughout the challenge, but sustained for months after the challenge had been completed. BBC.

29 Apr The gut microbiomes of infants have an impact on autoimmunity. By looking at the gut microbiomes of infants from three different countries, the team uncovered evidence that not only supports the hygiene hypothesis, but also points to interactions among bacterial species that may account, at least in part, for the spike in immune disorders seen in western societies. HealthCanal.
[See the study: Variation in microbiome LPS immunogenicity contributes to autoimmunity in humans and a related article: Lifestyle has a strong impact on intestinal bacteria, which has a strong impact on health and its study: Population-level analysis of gut microbiome variation]


29 Apr Smokers urged to switch to e-cigarettes by British medical group. The Royal College of Physicians summarized the growing body of science on e-cigarettes and found that their benefits far outweigh the potential harms. New York Times.

29 Apr Apricot kernels could be 'hidden health hazard.' A single small kernel would be toxic to a toddler, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) warned in a public statement. Just three small or one large apricot kernel in a single serving could put an adult over safe levels of the poisonous compound. The Guardian.

28 Apr Is your home making you sick? Dr. Prashant Kumar: "With this research we are calling for greater importance to be placed on ensuring buildings are built with indoor pollution monitoring in mind. As we enter the age of smart cities this is one way in which technology will actively benefit health." Environmental News Network.

28 Apr Coal-tar based sealcoats on driveways, parking lots far more toxic than suspected. The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University. EurekAlert!

28 Apr Night shifts may cause heart disease, study finds. Night shifts can cause heart disease, and this raised risk appears to be independent of obvious causes such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, researchers reported Tuesday. NBC News.

28 Apr Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on developing fetus. Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women [intrauterine inflammation] linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new research suggests. ScienceDaily.

27 Apr Head impacts from single season of high school football produce measurable change in brain cells. Repeated impacts to the heads of high school football players cause measurable changes in their brains, even when no concussion occurs, according to new research. ScienceDaily.

27 Apr Chemical used by SC Johnson & Son is hazardous to Great Lakes and human health. Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) and Michigan Clean Water Action released a detailed review of the hazards posed by the chemical Galaxolide, a synthetic musk commonly found in SC Johnson & Son's scented household cleaning products, that has also been found in the Great Lakes. The analysis identifies Galaxolide as a threat to the environment and human health. From WVE.

27 Apr Sunscreen may hurt male fertility, study warns. As summer approaches, new evidence suggests men should be aware of what they're using to protect their skin -- particularly if they're planning on starting a family. Huffington Post.

27 Apr Pollutant warning over 'airtight' modern homes. People who do not ventilate their homes properly expose themselves to harmful levels of pollutants, according to experts from the Glasgow School of Art. BBC.

 

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