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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.


14 Apr Leisure-time physical activity from mid- to late life, body mass index, and risk of dementia. Moderate and low levels of midlife leisure-time physical activity were associated with higher risk of dementia in comparison with the most active category. The benefits were more pronounced among men, overweight individuals, and APOE ε4 noncarriers. Alzheimers & Dementia.

14 Apr Morning rays keep off pounds. People who had most of their daily exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day, reports a new study. ScienceDaily.

14 Apr Urinary concentrations of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites and weight change: a prospective investigation in US women. These data suggest urinary concentrations of BPA and certain individual phthalate metabolites were associated with modestly greater weight gain in a dose-response fashion.

14 Apr New fears over e-cigarettes after study finds they affect the lungs in a similar way to tobacco. A study examining the biological effects of e-cigarettes found 'strikingly similar' gene mutations in lung cells exposed to e-cig vapour as those found in smokers. London Daily Mail, United Kingdom.

14 Apr Pesticides can lower intelligence. Studies that have followed children from the womb to grade school in California's Salinas Valley and in low-income housing in New York City have found that pesticide exposure can have lifelong adverse effects, such as reduced intelligence and developmental delays similar to those caused by exposure to lead. Living On Earth.

14 Apr Gas workers at risk of silica exposure. Breathing only a tiny amount of silica dust per day -- enough, roughly, to cover Franklin Delano Roosevelt's nose on a dime -- can put a worker at risk for myriad health problems, according to Michael Breitenstein of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Wheeling News-Register, West Virginia.

10 Apr Added sugars in the diet are positively associated with diastolic blood pressure and triglycerides in children. These data suggest that increased consumption of added sugars may be associated with adverse cardiovascular health factors in children, specifically elevated diastolic BP and triglycerides. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

10 Apr High fat diet sharply increases breast cancer risk, study finds. A high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, a study has found. Heavy consumption of saturated fat had an even bigger impact, raising the risk of hormone-sensitive breast cancer by 28 percent. The Telegraph, United Kingdom.

10 Apr E-cigarettes affect cells. Electronic cigarettes can change gene expression in a similar way to tobacco, according to one of the first studies to investigate the biological effects of the devices. Nature.

10 Apr Is your milk full of girly hormones? Milk from pregnant cows contains far higher hormone levels than milk from nonpregnant ones -- five times the estrogen during the first two months of pregnancy, according to one study, and a whopping 33 times as much estrogen as the cow gets closer to term. By milking pregnant cows, dairies produce a product with elevated estrogen levels -- which may be detrimental to your health. Mother Jones.

8 Apr Association between mobile phone use and semen quality: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Evidence from current studies suggests potential harmful effects of mobile phone use on semen parameters. Andrology.

8 Apr Does too much time at the computer lead to lower bone mineral density in adolescents? Results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, showed that in boys, higher screen time was adversely associated to bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle factors. ScienceDaily.

 

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