Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ
    October 30, 2001
    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Current evidence tells us that DDT was responsible  for a host of medical problems and the deaths of many children - but the link wasn’t proven until  more than 30 years later! (more…)…

    The Street Where You Live
    October 2, 2001
    The Street Where You Live

    The concentration of car-exhaust pollutants in the air your child breathes varies depending on whether you live on a main road, a residential road, or a quiet road. Research presented at the September…

    A Blood Test for Behavior Problems
    September 28, 2001
    A Blood Test for Behavior Problems

    We know that lead is both a powerful and treatable cause of toxicity to children's brains and nervous systems. Because so many children with developmental and behavioral problems have high blood lead …

    Pesticide Problem Uncovered - Too Late!
    August 1, 2001
    Pesticide Problem Uncovered – Too Late!

    DDT used in the United States before 1966 may have caused an epidemic that has only now been detected! According to a fascinating study published in the July 14, 2001 issue of The Lancet, scientists w…

    Asthma and Cars
    February 25, 2001
    Asthma and Cars

    The 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta provided a unique opportunity for CDC researchers to study the link between automobile traffic, air quality, and asthma. To minimize Atlanta traffic, the city …

    Dangers of Parental Smoking
    August 17, 2000
    Dangers of Parental Smoking

    Dr. Greene's take on parental smoking... (hint: don't do it!) A study in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood found that parents who smoke increase the risk of meningococcal m…

    Safe Levels of Pesticide Exposure
    April 25, 2000
    Safe Levels of Pesticide Exposure

    154 pounds! This is an average person's weight often used for calculating safe levels of exposure to different chemicals. This may be fine for adults, but is unconscionable to use it when setting poli…

    Lead Poisoning is More Common Than You Think!
    December 21, 1999
    Lead Poisoning is More Common Than You Think!

    U.S. News featured an article on lead poisoning. Most people aren't aware that lead is the most significant environmental health hazard for US children.  More than one in 25 American children have bl…

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    September 10, 1999
    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    You can't see it. You can't smell it. You can't taste it. You can't feel it. But it is responsible for more poisoning deaths in the United States each year than anything but heroin. What is it? (more&…

    Diabetes Linked to Birth Month
    August 24, 1999
    Diabetes Linked to Birth Month

    Does astrology affect diabetes? A  study in Sweden found that the month of a child's birth affects the risk of whether that child will one day develop diabetes (Arch Dis Child 1999;81:143-146). (more…

    EPA Bans Fruit & Vegetable Pesticides
    August 4, 1999
    EPA Bans Fruit & Vegetable Pesticides

    In August 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency made a truly historic move by banning certain uses of two organophosphate pesticides commonly used on fruit and vegetables in order to…

    Fast Facts about Lead
    February 23, 1996
    Fast Facts about Lead

    Deaths from lead poisoning are now rare, but it is not unusual for a child's blood to contain enough lead to cause intellectual and developmental delay, neurologic problems, kidney disease, and anemia…