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Practice Prevention Columns and Fact Sheets

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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.


26 Jan Which cut of meat is least likely to make you sick? Every time you eat, you're rolling the germ dice. When it comes to foodborne illness risk, steaks, cold cuts, and chicken nuggets are not created equal. Mother Jones.

26 Jan Health pros, pols target energy drinks. Health professionals and some politicians are stepping up pressure on energy drink makers after a recent Wayne State University study found roughly 4,800 cases of harmful effects from the high-caffeine drinks -- more than half involving accidental consumption by children younger than age 6. Detroit News, Michigan.

26 Jan Worker illness related to newly marketed pesticides -- Douglas County, Washington, 2014. This report highlights at least three potential occupational hazards in agriculture: off-target pesticide drift, toxicity of some recently marketed pesticides, and a gap in worker notification requirements. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

26 Jan Coffee may cut melanoma risk. Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found. New York Times.

24 Jan Exposure to visible mould or dampness at home and sleep problems in children: Results from the LISAplus study. Our data suggests that visible mould or dampness at home might negatively influence sleep in children. The influence of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis on this association needs to be investigated in future studies. Environmental Research.

24 Jan Environmental group says oil and gas industry hurts air quality. The environmental group Earthworks has released a report that raises questions about possible adverse health effects from living near oil and gas production. Bakersfield Californian, California.

24 Jan On painkillers and thinking about getting pregnant? Better talk to your doctor. More than one-fourth of women who might become pregnant are getting prescriptions for opiod painkillers that can cause birth defects and other serious problems early in pregnancy, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington Post.

24 Jan BPA exposure during pregnancy causes oxidative stress in child, mother. "This study provides the first evidence that BPA exposure during pregnancy can induce a specific type of oxidative stress known as nitrosative stress in both the mother and offspring," said the senior author, Vasantha Padmanabhan, MS, PhD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. "Oxidative stress is associated with insulin resistance and inflammation, which are risk factors for diabetes and other metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular disease." ScienceDaily.

24 Jan BPA exposure linked to changes in stem cells, lower sperm production. BPA and other estrogenic compounds hamper development of the stem cells responsible for producing sperm in mice, which suggests such exposure could contribute to declining sperm counts in men, according to a new study. Environmental Health News.

24 Jan How the air in your house could be making you ill. Air pollution inside the home is putting people at risk of developing heart disease, cancer and breathing problems, experts have today warned. London Daily Mail, United Kingdom.

24 Jan Taking contraceptive pill for five years doubles risk of brain tumour, warn scientists. Female sex hormones used in the contraceptive pill may increase the risk of some cancer types, scientists say. The Telegraph, United Kingdom.

24 Jan E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says. A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes -- exposure to formaldehyde. Los Angeles Times.

 

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