Reduced breathing capacity in kids linked to early pesticide exposure A new study has linked the levels of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in the urine of 279 children living in California’s Salinas Valley with decreased lung function. Each tenfold increase in concentrations of organophosphate metabolites was associated with a 159-milliliter decrease in lung function, or about […]
Eating Organic Lowers Pesticide Levels in Children Researchers have found that when children eat organic fruits and vegetables, the amount of pesticides in their bodies declines significantly.
Mark Bittman looks at a study in Salinas Valley, Calif., that documents how exposure to pesticides in the farming community can have adverse health effects. A Watchful Eye on Farm Families’ Health
Latino USA podcast: Teen Study Reveals Dangerous Chemicals In Cosmetics http://latinousa.org/2015/07/24/teen-study-reveals-dangerous-chemicals-in-cosmetics/
“In Utero and Childhood Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Exposures and Body Mass at Age 7 Years: The CHAMACOS Study” (DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408417) has been selected by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) as its July 2015 Article of the Month. These CEHN summaries discuss the potential policy implications of current children’s environmental health research.
CERCH announces the release of a new training course for California’s licensed pest management professionals serving schools and child care
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Spikes in sex hormones drive teenage development and desire. They fire up the physiology of reproduction and push teens toward adulthood. These dramatic physical changes can make for emotionally—and biologically—vulnerable times.
The real question was how flame retardants were getting into women’s bodies in the first place.
“Children are not little adults!” This refrain that one sometimes hears in the medical world reminds us that we must take into account children’s distinct developmental and physiological concerns.
Flame retardants are ubiquitous at preschools and day care centers, potentially exposing children to chemicals that are hazardous to their health, UC Berkeley researchers wrote in a study published Thursday.