The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Conference on Environmental Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held on September 20th, 2013. The environment has a profound effect on fetal growth and development, but education regarding environmental influences on the mother and fetus is […]
Our current results do not support the hypothesis that postnatal TCDD exposure adversely affects adult bone health. Continued follow-up of women who were youngest at exposure is warranted. Future studies should also focus on those exposed in utero.
Long-term study looks at how widespread chemicals affect generations of field-workers in Salinas Valley
Women in Northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry fields and other crops treated with the pesticide methyl bromide, according to researchers.
The finding that Vietnamese men in the state suffer from higher rates of cancer, in general, compared to other Asians, aligns with studies that have found dioxin exposure increases risk for all cancers, not just one type in particular.
Recently, CERCH published a study on methyl bromide and birth outcomes among CHAMACOS participants. In the study, we used information about nearby use of methyl bromide as an indicator of exposure.
On Point looks at the growing global use of pesticides, and the implications and alternatives.
The conference theme is Protecting Children’s Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy
Long-term studies of the effects of pesticides and other environmental chemicals on the very young brain are coming up with worrisome results.
For the write up by CEHN click here: http://www.cehn.org/files/July_AOM_2013.pdf