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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.


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)


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)


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


File Size


Children's Environmental Health
Overview of neurotoxicants
and children's greater

55 KB

January 2007


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


69 KB

December 2007


45 KB

January 2007


186 KB

December 2008


63 KB

April 2011


50 KB

September 2011


71 KB

May 2011


182 KB

July 2006


189 KB

October 2006


41 KB

February 2007


187 KB

January 2010


87 KB

April 2010


73 KB

September 2007


12 KB

January 2004


12 KB

July 2004


40 KB

May 2005

Fact Sheets


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.


File Size


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


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.

13 Oct Depression may be linked to bad nutrition. Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to new research from Spain. Science Beta.

12 Oct Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and child attention problems at 3-7 years. Our findings demonstrate a positive trend between prenatal PBDE exposure and early childhood attention problems, and are consistent with previous research reporting associations between prenatal PBDE exposure and disrupted child behaviors. Neurotoxicology and Teratology.

12 Oct Should we bank our own stool? Studies have linked antibiotic use early in life with a modestly increased risk of asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis. These are associations, of course; they don't prove that antibiotics cause disease. New York Times.

12 Oct Pediatric emergency visits and short-term changes in PM2.5 concentrations in the U.S. state of Georgia. Pediatric ED visits for asthma or wheeze and for upper respiratory infections were associated with PM2.5 concentrations in Georgia. Environmental Health Perspectives.

12 Oct Use of dieselized farm equipment and incident lung cancer: findings from the Agricultural Health Study cohort. This study provides preliminary evidence of an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma among daily drivers of diesel tractors and suggests that exposure to endotoxins may modify the impact of diesel exposure on lung cancer risk. Environmental Health Perspectives.

12 Oct Avoiding the sun during teenage years could accelerate MS onset. Not being exposed to sunlight during adolescence could lower the age at onset of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. The results support a potential protective role of the sun in the pathogenesis of MS, said lead author Julie Hejgaard Laursen, MD, PhD. Medscape.

9 Oct Waste water treatment plants fail to completely eliminate new chemical compounds. Fish caught near waste water plants display a higher rate of endocrine disruptors, researchers have found. Deformities, feminization and fall in reproductive capacity are some of the effects that living organisms can be afflicted by due to changes in the endocrine system caused by these compounds. ScienceDaily.

9 Oct Some cancers made worse by antioxidants. Fresh research at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice. The results reinforce previous findings that antioxidants hasten the progression of lung cancer. Health, Medical, and Science Updates.

9 Oct Chemicals from roasting coffee may be cramping lungs. It's possible that the people roasting those delicious black beans for your morning cup are being exposed to dangerous levels of volatile chemicals -- ones that are linked to a delightful-sounding condition called obliterative bronchiolitis. Wired.

9 Oct Fracking wells associated with premature births, Johns Hopkins research suggests. New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that expectant mothers have an increased risk of giving birth prematurely when they live near active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry. Tulsa World, Oklahoma.

9 Oct Your organic cotton tee-shirt probably poisoned a river in India. Bet you a tidy sum that the label boasting of organic fiber on that shirt says nothing about the luscious color. And for good reason. We tend to be blissfully unaware of the myriad health problems attributed to the textile dyeing process. Seattle Globalist, Washington.

9 Oct Benzene in traffic emissions tied to childhood leukemia. Traffic pollution near the home -- and specifically, benzene in the air -- increases the risk of one type of childhood leukemia, according to a nationwide study in France. Reuters.


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