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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.


29 Oct Plastics chemical linked to changes in boys' genitals. Boys exposed in the womb to high levels of a chemical found in vinyl products are born with slightly altered genital development, according to research published today. The study of nearly 200 Swedish babies is the first to link the chemical di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) to changes in the development of the human male reproductive tract. Environmental Health News.

28 Oct Lead in licorice. The California Department of Public Health has found lead in some candies made in the US. Living on Earth.

28 Oct Compound in cocoa found to reverse age-related memory loss. In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reverse age-related memory loss. Washington Post.

27 Oct Cadmium, type 2 diabetes, and kidney damage in a cohort of middle-aged women. The present study provides support for the hypothesis that women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have higher risk of renal glomerular damage from cadmium exposure compared to women without DM. Environmental Research.

27 Oct Occupational electromagnetic field exposures associated with sleep quality: a cross-sectional study. The findings showed that daily occupational EMF exposure was positively associated with poor sleep quality. It implies EMF exposure may damage human sleep quality rather than sleep duration. PLOS One.

27 Oct New study: hidden dangerous chemicals in popular costumes, party supplies. A new study by a trio of environmental organizations has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies. Marblehead Reporter, Massachusetts.

27 Oct Living near main roads can cause heart disease. A new study that looked just at women has determined that living near a major roadway significantly increases their risk of dying from sudden cardiac failure. Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico.

27 Oct Urban light pollution: why we're all living with permanent 'mini jetlag.' In our collective imaginations, cities are meant to be bright. But as studies begin to show that too much light can be detrimental to health, and fewer of us are able to see the stars when we look up, are cities getting too bright for our own good? The Guardian.

27 Oct Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60). Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a "significantly" better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists. The Telegraph, United Kingdom.

27 Oct Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later. Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care. EurekAlert!

27 Oct There are antibiotics in your fish. When we think about food raised with antibiotics, we probably picture oversized chickens and plumped-up cows. But they're also in our fish -- both farmed and wild, finds a new study published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Time Magazine.

27 Oct Pitt study correlates autism with air pollution. Little research has been done on the effects of air toxics on autism spectrum disorders, but a new University of Pittsburgh study may show why those effects could have a big impact. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania.

 

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