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Chemicals:
www.epa.gov/teach
EPA's Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH) Web site contains summaries of scientific literature and U.S. federal regulations relevant to children’s environmental health. TEACH currently focuses on information that pertains to 18 chemicals of concern.
www.epa.gov/nerl
EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) conducts research and development that leads to improved methods, measurements and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.
www.epa.gov/oppt
EPA's Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program was called for by the 1998 Chemical Right to Know Initiative, the goal of which was to give citizens information on the effects of chemicals to enable them to make wise choices in the home and marketplace. VCCEP is the portion of that initiative that deals with risks to children.
www.epa.gov/champ
EPA's Chemical Assessment and Management Program provides information on EPA’s new Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP) and EPA’s efforts under ChAMP. Assesses and initiates action on more than 6,750 industrial chemicals manufactured in quantities of 25,000 pounds or more.
www.epa.gov/kidshometour
Learn About Chemicals Around Your House. Graphics and info for kids from the Environmental Protection Agency. ***
toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov
ToxMystery was created by the United States National Library of Medicine to help children from 7-11 years old learn about household chemical hazards. ***
www.cehn.org
Children’s Environmental Health Network. A Child-Safe U.S. Chemicals Policy. White Paper.
www.non-toxickids.net
Non-Toxic Kids: Helping Your Kids Stay Safe, Healthy and Smart. Helping parents in their quest to find quality information and safe products for their kids. Blog.
www.ewg.org/kidsafe
Environmental Working Group's call for a Kid-Safe Chemicals Act. Plus Kid-Safe Materials. ***
www.ewg.org
Kid-Safe Chemicals Act Interactive Magazine from EWG is an online science information and discussion forum to foster an exchange of ideas for reforming the nation’s toxic chemicals policies. Features articles by scientists, lawmakers, regulators, industry officials, community activists, policy analysts, journalists and others interested in environmental health issues.
www.cec.org
"Toxic Chemicals and Children's Health in North America" A Call for Efforts to Determine the Sources, Levels of Exposure, and Risks that Industrial Chemicals Pose to Children’s Health. Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
safecosmetics.org
"No More Toxic Tub" Report. Getting Contaminants Out of Children's Bath & Personal Care Products by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Mar 2009.
www.breastcancerfund.org
Which Chemicals Are Linked to Cancer?  The time between exposures and development of the disease may be decades; we may not know what chemicals we've been exposed to; and we are not exposed to chemicals in isolation. With more scientific evidence emerging practically daily, it's clear: the chemicals in our environment play a role in altering our biological processes. It's clear that our exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation are connected to our breast cancer risk.  On a positive note, our exposure to chemicals and radiation is something we can begin to control—through personal, corporate and political action. Get to know the chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer and take action to reduce your risk. Breast cancer Fund.
   
The head lice chemical Lindane (a neurotoxic organochlorine)
shows up more often than any other pesticide in the Arctic environment.
www.panna.org/lindane
 
Lead:
www.epa.gov/oppt/lead
EPA's Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil site. EPA requirements, information, grants, news, resources.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov
Dept of Health and Human Services- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Information on lead.
www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
www.epa.gov/pesticides
EPA's Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings.
cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm
US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. Data; Publications. Numerous reports,papers, etc...
www.sciencenews.org
Science News story about a 'new' building on Univ of N Carolina's campus...which tested for high levels of lead in their water and it was discovered that new brass (which is 8 percent lead) fixtures heavily leach lead into tap or fountain water for a good six months after installation. Link to 'read more' after story title on page.
www.nsf.org
NSF International is involved in several new initiatives that would put into place policy that would limit lead in drinking water. To help protect the public from exposure to lead, NSF developed a certification program that requires a reduction in the lead content of products that come in contact with drinking water.
www.sciencenews.org
Science News. "From Aerators to Rust — New Lead Risks" Clean out your faucet aerators frequently. Nov 2008.
 
Pesticides:      see Pesticides page as well...
www.epa.gov
EPA. Pesticides: Health and Safety. Pesticides and Food: Why Children May be Especially Sensitive to Pesticides.
www.epa.gov/pesticides
EPA's Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings.
www.cehi.org
Children's Environmental Health Institute, The Pesticide Issue. Facts and solutions.
www.non-toxickids.net
Non-Toxic Kids: Helping Your Kids Stay Safe, Healthy and Smart. Helping parents in their quest to find quality information and safe products for their kids. Blog.
www.beyondpesticides.org
Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. News.
www.ehponline.org
berkeley.edu
Environmental Health Perspectives Journal- Jun 9, 2009 Center for Children's Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California,. Berkeley. Research Shows Children are Critically Susceptible to Pesticides because they lack sufficient levels of the enzyme paraoxonase or PON1- which is responsible for detoxifying pesticides. PDF.
 
Pesticide Reports:       see Pesticide page for many more...
pediatrics.aappublications.org
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides” asserts a connection between exposure to high levels of pesticides and the development of ADHD. The study links organophosphate pesticide metabolites found in urine to a much higher incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). "Each 10-fold increase in urinary concentration of organophosphate metabolites was associated with a 55 percent to 72 percent increase in the odds of ADHD," study author Maryse F. Bouchard, PhD, of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Montreal. Published online May 17, 2010 Pediatrics mag.
 
Pollutants:   see chemicals and pesticides as well
www.epa.gov/nerl
EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) conducts research and development that leads to improved methods, measurements and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.
www.epa.gov/envirohealth
America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors.
www.cec.org
"Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Health in North America" A Call for Efforts to Determine the Sources, Levels of Exposure, and Risks that Industrial Chemicals Pose to Children’ s Health. Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
healthychild.org/blog
Healthy Child. Article: "Carcinogenic Cribs and Changing Tables?" May 08, 2008 Good info and solutions.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov
"Mercury Report - Children's Exposure to Elemental Mercury" A National Review of Exposure Events. Dept of Health and Human Services- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Scroll down page for more info and links on mercury. 2009.
cfpub.epa.gov/ncea
US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. Data, Publications. Numerous reports,papers, etc...
 

 

 
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