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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

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.


25 May 'Natural' mosquito repellents don't last, group finds. Most so-called natural mosquito repellents do not last anywhere near as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. NBC News.

25 May Another reason why pregnant women shouldn't smoke: schizophrenia. A new study, published online Tuesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, finds that heavy cigarette smoking by a pregnant woman raises the risk of her child developing the severe mental disorder by 38 percent. Washington Post.

25 May Low-salt diets may not be beneficial for all, study suggests. A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. The study suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium in their diet are those with hypertension (high blood pressure) and have high salt consumption. ScienceDaily.

25 May Hypertension in pregnancy ups intellectual disability, ASD risk. "Children born to women with preeclampsia, or placental insufficiency, or both are at risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes, including intellectual disability and autism," according to principal investigator Cheryl Walker, MD. Medscape.

25 May Benefits of physical exercise in postmenopausal women. Abundant evidence links habitual physical exercise (PE) to a better status on numerous health indicators and better quality of life and to the prevention and treatment of the ailments that typically occur from mid-life onwards. Maturitas.

25 May New resource: HealthMap. This 'Outbreaks Near Me' website and mobile app deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases.

25 May New resource: Reducing Your Child's Exposure To Flame Retardant Chemicals. This document from EPA provides information to help parents reduce their children's exposure to flame retardant chemicals.

24 May Exposure to common flame retardant chemicals may increase thyroid problems in women. Women with elevated levels of common types of flame retardant chemicals [PBDEs] in their blood may be at a higher risk for thyroid disease--and the risk may be significantly higher among post-menopausal women, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. EurekAlert!

24 May Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells. Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with memory, reports a new study in mice. ScienceDaily.

24 May Bright light alters metabolism. Scientists found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels. ScienceDaily.

23 May New evidence about the dangers of Monsanto's Roundup. Until recently, the fight over Roundup has mostly focused on its active ingredient, glyphosate. But mounting evidence shows it's not only glyphosate that's dangerous, but also chemicals listed as "inert ingredients" in some formulations of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers. The Intercept.

23 May New report: Nanoparticles in baby formula. This analysis by Friends of the Earth reveals the use of engineered nanomaterials in baby formulas sold throughout the United States.

 

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