News article on environmental health in childcare settings profiled prominently in Env. Health Perspectives
Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Safer Chemical Challenge What’s the Problem with Flame Retardants? [Video]
Most furniture, computers, mattresses, television sets and other items have flame retardants in them to ensure they meet fire safety standards. The challenge is that the fire retardants start to degrade right away.
“This year’s honorees are reducing pesticide use in agricultural areas and in child care centers and other public places in diverse ways that range from using less toxic alternatives to creating partnerships and developing educational materials,” said DPR Director Brian Leahy.
Prenatal and Postnatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Body Mass Index in Childhood in the CHAMACOS Cohort [New Research]
Consistent with other cross-sectional studies, higher urinary BPA concentrations at 9 years of age were associated with increased adiposity at 9 years. However, increasing BPA concentrations in mothers during pregnancy were associated with decreased BMI, body fat, and overweight/obesity among their daughters at 9 years of age.
Presentation by Brenda Eskenazi Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm 106 Stanley Hall
New CERCH project to reduce pesticide in child care funded by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation
“These projects exemplify our goal to create an environment for innovation through grants and recognition,” Leahy said. “They support integrated pest management (IPM) strategies that manage pests with fewer and more benign pesticides in child day care centers and urban landscapes to protect public health and improve water quality.”
Every year we return CHAMACOS study results to participants at a community forum. See the presentation that was given December 1st, 2012.
Cada año presentamos los últimos resultados del estudio CHAMACOS a los participantes en un foro comunitario.
CERCH has been conducting research on children’s environmental health for the past 14 years. Click above for a brief overview highlighting the CHAMACOS and VHEMBE studies.
Dr. Eskenazi, professor of maternal and child health and epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley and director of CERCH—the Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health—spoke at an Environmental Health Colloquium at Harvard School of Public Health on November 26, 2012.