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April 30, 2013
Dr. Landrigan writes in support of Connecticut’s Act Concerning Children's Products and Chemicals of High Concern – a bill that would develop and maintain a list of priority chemicals that are of high concern for children’s health.  Click here to read the op-ed in the Hartford Courant.

April 27, 2013
Dr. Landrigan responds favorably to a Greenwich, Connecticut plan to clean up soil from its high school campus.  Click here to read more.

April 17, 2013
Videos from “Dodging Deception: How the Science Behind BPA is Being Misrepresented,” the second Derald H. Ruttenberg Visiting Professorship on Endocrine Disruption and Children’s Health, are now online.  Click here to watch the keynote lecture and Q&A panel.

April 9, 2013
Join the CEHC at the Derald H. Ruttenberg Visiting Professorship on Endocrine Disruption and Children’s Health:

Dodging Deception: How the Science Behind BPA is Being Misrepresented
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1425 Madison Avenue (between 98th and 99th Streets) • New York City

Click here to register.

This event will feature guest lecturer Frederick S. vom Saal, PhD – Curators’ Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri – and an interactive Q&A panel with Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, Shanna H. Swan, PhD, and Bruce D. Gelb, MD of Mount Sinai.

April 3, 2013
Shop at Whole Foods Market Darien, Fairfield and Greenwich stores and 5% of that day’s sales will benefit the CEHC.  For further information and to share with your friends and families please download the flyer below.

Whole Foods Market 5% Day Sale

March 21, 2013
What’s the safest ways to eliminate pests like ants and cockroaches from the home?  Dr. Landrigan shares his advice with Parents Magazine.  Click here to read the article.

March 7, 2013
How do toxic chemicals sneak into your food and into your body?  A new study found that while avoiding plastics can help reduce exposure, it may not be enough.  The Huffington Post spoke to CEHC’s Dr. Swan, who recommended limiting the use of personal care products and eating local foods that are low in fat.  Click here to read the article.

February 4, 2013
Months after Superstorm Sandy, mold is building in homes affected by flooding. Dr. Chatham-Stephens is interviewed in the Washington Post about health effects associated with mold exposure. Click here to read the article.

January 21, 2013
Data shows that cases of ADHD are rising. What is causing these increases?

“Even if some of the reported increase is due to better awareness, these data seem to speak to a true increase. There’s a fairly substantial list of environmental factors that have been linked to ADHD,” Dr. Landrigan told CNN. Click here to read the article.

January 18, 2013
A New York Times op-ed discusses how lifestyle changes can reduce the levels of toxic chemicals in our body. The article highlights a 2012 study by Dr. Swan, which found that pregnant women in Mennonite communities, who reject many modern conveniences, had lower BPA levels.

December 26, 2012
In December, the CEHC provided testimony that ultimately persuaded the legislature in Suffolk County, New York to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from cash receipt paper. Click here to read about this victory in the Huffington Post.

December 19, 2012
Hurricane Sandy heightens the threat of respiratory illness in children due to possible environmental contaminants in the home. Click here to learn how to treat these illnesses, as seen in the Daily News. Click here for the CEHC’s Hurricane Sandy resource sheet – Resources for Homes and Schools Affected by Flooding.

December 18, 2012
Did you miss the CEHC’s sixth annual educational symposium, Environmental Chemicals and the Developing Brain?

Click here to watch the keynote presentation, in which new Deputy Director Dr. Wright outlines how environmental toxicants can create “noise” to affect the brains of infants and children. Click here to download Dr. Wright’s slides; click here to download Dr. Landrigan’s slides.

December 7, 2012
In response to a carbon monoxide emergency in Atlanta, Dr. Landrigan was featured on NBC’s The Today Show, stating that even low level exposure to carbon monoxide can cause health problems, including learning disabilities and possible cardiovascular problems. Click here to watch the clip.

 







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