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April 26, 2012
Dr. Landrigan co-authors an editorial outlining the top ten chemicals suspected to cause autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. Click here to read the editorial or check out Rodale.com's excellent recap of the paper.

April 26, 2012
Prevention magazine highlights Dr. Landrigan's list of top ten chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities. Click here to learn more.

April 10, 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended CEHC’s special lecture, Ghosts in Your Genome?, with Dr. Michael K. Skinner, inaugural Derald H. Ruttenberg Visiting Professor in Endocrine Disruption and Children’s Health.

We will be posting video coverage of Dr. Skinner’s lecture soon. Click here to view pictures from the event.

April 3, 2012
How can environmental chemicals reprogram your genes -- with effects so great that even your grandchildren's health could be impacted?

Join guest lecturer Dr. Michael K. Skinner to learn how the environment can promote disease across multiple generations.

Participate in an interactive Q&A discussion with Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and Dr. Shanna H. Swan of Mount Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center to discover how you can help prevent it.

Tuesday, April 3
5:30 – 7:00pm
Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Goldwurm Auditorium
1425 Madison Avenue, New York City

Pre-registration is required, guests are encouraged.
Register online at http://conta.cc/wGcZIj or visit www.cehcenter.org

Click here for the event flier.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Skinner.

April 2, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently rejected a ban that would have prohibited the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and beverage packaging. They believed that evidence was not compelling enough to warrant a ban of BPA.

Dr. Landrigan comments on this ruling on CBS News.

March 28, 2012
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – the federal law that governs the use of toxic chemicals in the U.S. – is inadequate, said Dr. Landrigan. We must adopt a national framework that explicitly protects children, due to their greater vulnerability to toxic chemicals. Check out this special post in Healthy Child Healthy World.

March 22, 2012
A new study by Columbia University reveals that inner-city women who breathe powerful airborne pollutants (called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs) while pregnant are more likely to have children who develop behavioral problems by the time they reach school age. 

Although not involved in the study, CEHC’s Dr. Swan and Dr. Galvez spoke to ABC News.  “Neurodevelopment is really sensitive to stresses of various kinds,” said Dr. Swan, pointing to exposure to PAHs, environmental tobacco smoke, and a mother’s mental state. 

To help promote cleaner air, Dr. Galvez told mothers to advocate for legislative change.  “Pregnant women and their families can support local, state, and federal legislation promoting improved overall indoor and outdoor air quality,” she said.
 
Learn more at ABC.com.

February 23, 2012
Are alternatives to BPA – a chemical commonly found in plastics and the metal linings of cans – really safe?  Dr. Landrigan calls for stricter chemical regulation in the Huffington Post.

February 9, 2012
Chemicals in plastics are so ubiquitous that they can cloud the results of drug tests? Read more from >Dr. Swan in Scientific American.

February 1, 2012
Mercury - a major source of air pollution - damages the developing brain, costing $8.7 billion in lost productivity each year. Read what Dr.Landrigan shares with Healthy Child Healthy World.

January 30, 2012
Chemicals found in personal care products may be linked to childhood obesity.  Read more in Healthy Child Healthy World and in Medical News Today.

January 26, 2012
Exposure to a chemical found in personal care products may contribute to childhood obesity, says new research by the team at CEHC.  New research published in the journal Environmental Research found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children.

After measuring phthalate concentrations in the urine of 387 black and Hispanic children in New York City - recording body measurements like BMI, height, and waist circumference one year later - tests revealed that greater than 97% of study participants had been exposed to phthalates typically found in personal care products, including perfume, lotions, and cosmetics.  Learn more in Medical News Today.

January 14, 2012
How can families keep a green and healthier home?  The CEHC team shares simple, practical tips in Newsday.

January 10, 2012
New research by our colleagues at Harvard and Boston University found phthalates in the coatings of many drugs and supplements. Click here to read Dr. Swan’s comments on this new research in Discovery News.

How can you avoid phthalates in pills?  Avoid words like delayed-release, controlled-release, time-release, targeted-release, and enteric coatings. Since phthalates are used to regulate the release of medication over time, these words signal that the chemical could be found in the pill. Learn more in our January newsletter.

January 5, 2012
Dr. Landrigan was featured on ABC News last night, discussing new CDC recommendations that would lower the standard for acceptable lead levels in children. 

New research has found that children can be harmed by lead levels that are lower than the current standard.  Thus, a federal panel has recommended that the U.S. government lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children, changing the point where lead exposure is considered toxic.

Watch Dr. Landrigan here or read the story on ABC New York.

December 22, 2011
Earlier this week, the Environmental Health Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new ruling that will limit toxic exposures – including mercury, arsenic, and other toxic metals – from our country’s power plants.  Dr. Landrigan was quoted in the press about this landmark ruling:

A child’s brain is exquisitely sensitive to methylmercury, Dr. Landrigan told the Huffington Post.  Exposure has been linked to decreased IQ, which also leads to a loss of economic productivity throughout our children’s lives. Each year, our country loses $1.3 billion in productivity due to mercury exposures from power plants. Thus, Dr. Landrigan believes that the new ruling “represents a multitude of beneficial effects on human health that is going to save this country billions of dollars.”

Click here to read more from Dr. Landrigan in the Huffington Post and Rodale News.

December 8, 2011
Do you want to be a more active participant? Click here to see our PR Blurb about this year’s Greening Our Children Luncheon. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.

December 6, 2011
Toxic chemicals found in everyday products can put children at risk for a lifetime of disease, said the CEHC team at its annual educational symposium. The team warned pregnant women to avoid certain cosmetic products, pesticides, fatty meats, pesticides, cigarette smoke, and products containing certain plastics. Click here to read more in the Daily News.

December 1, 2011
Last week, Dr. Landrigan attended the annual convention of the Israel Ambulatory Pediatric Association in Tel Aviv, Israel. He reported a worldwide increase in neurodevelopmental disorders – including autism, ADHD, and dyslexia – due to exposures in our environment. Click here to learn more.

November 15, 2011
At the November 15th GOC meeting we learned how Chemical Exposures affect Early Puberty & Breast Cancer. Click here to learn more.


Girls exposed to high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) before birth are more likely to be anxious, depressed, and hyperactive at age 3, says a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Boys' behavior was unaffected.

Although not involved in the study, our Center was interviewed about this report in USA Today and Reuters. Click here to learn more from Dr. Landrigan. Click here to learn more from Dr. Midovnik.

 

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