Dr. Kim Harley on KQED’s Forum w/ Michael Krasny: Switching Cosmetics Dramatically Lowers Chemical Levels for Teens

KQED Forum with Michael Krasny Click on the link above and listen to the podcast. A new study reveals that teenage girls who switched cosmetics for three days showed drops in chemical levels in their bodies. Researchers from UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas found that when girls switched cosmetics, shampoos […]

Reduced breathing capacity in kids linked to early pesticide exposure

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 […]

Dr. Asa Bradman cited in NY Times article: Eating Organic Lowers Pesticide Levels in Children

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.

‘A Watchful Eye on Farm Families’ Health’ – NYTimes and Mark Bittman

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

Hermosa Study in the NEWS! Latino USA

Latino USA podcast: Teen Study Reveals Dangerous Chemicals In Cosmetics http://latinousa.org/2015/07/24/teen-study-reveals-dangerous-chemicals-in-cosmetics/

CEHN July 2015 Article of the Month

“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.

New IPM Course for Pest Management Professionals [PRESS]

CERCH announces the release of a new training course for California’s licensed pest management professionals serving schools and child careClick here to see the article

Not Just Skin Deep: UC Berkeley Researchers Study Dangers of Makeup [Press ]

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.

Flame Retardants Are Everywhere [Press]

The real question was how flame retardants were getting into women’s bodies in the first place.

PEPH Grantee Highlights: Dr. Asa Bradman

“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.