Facts and information on environmental exposures

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LDDI Mind, Disrupted Summary of a biomonitoring project conducted on leaders and advocates in the learning disability community. The report is a synthesis of the
results of these tests and the experiences of the participants. It is intended to spotlight these pressing questions and prompt actions to reduce exposures that may impair how we think—and, in the most basic ways, who we are.
Children’s Environmental Health Network Training guide The Pediatric Environmental Health Training Resource. Consists of 12 PowerPoint modules, and each of them has an supplementary User Guide.
They have been designed to assist you in incorporating pediatric environmental health into your teaching program.
Children’s Environmental Health Network Factsheets on a variety of exposures Links to factsheets on exposures including air quality, lead, pesticides and plastics
Columbia University  – Children’s Center for Environmental
Health
Factsheets on a variety of exposures This resource contains fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, and other materials that focus on common environmental pollutants, providing
information based on the Center’s latest research findings with practical tips how to lower or avoid harmful exposures.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Website General website with news, events, published research, and funding opportunity announcements related to environmental health.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Newsletter The Environmental Factor, monthly newsletter from the NIEHS. General information and summaries of latest research in environmental health
science.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast This podcast series explores how environmental exposures affect our health. Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership
with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast: Healthy Child Care Environments In this podcast, we speak with an expert about ways to reduce harmful exposures and create healthy environments in child care settings.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast: Household Chemicals In this podcast, Dr. Paul Blanc, author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick, discusses the health impacts of some common household
chemicals and how to protect your family.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast: All About Phthalates Recent research has linked prenatal and early childhood phthalate exposure with a variety of adverse health effects. In this podcast, we
explore the latest scientific findings and offer tips on how to reduce your exposure.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast: Chemicals in Personal Care Products This podcast takes a look at some common chemicals found in personal care products and highlights new research about how they might affect
our health. Plus, we discuss tips to limit exposure and find safer product alternatives.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Podcast: Preventing Prenatal Exposures This podcast identifies some common contaminants of concern and discusses how doctors and pregnant women can work together to reduce
prenatal exposures.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Webinars This webinar series promotes interactions among grantees, increases awareness of common issues and approaches, and facilitates consideration
of emerging concerns.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Webinar: Diet, Nutrition, and Environmental Public Health Research indicates that the interplay between dietary factors and environmental exposures may influence – positively and negatively –
disease onset and trajectory. Recent findings in the area of epigenetics and epigenomics provide intriguing examples by which environmental
chemicals and nutrition can influence gene expression through epigenetic mechanisms. In this webinar, we heard from two researchers who have been examining the interplay between diet and environmental exposures and how that may influence health outcomes.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Factsheets If you are giving a presentation about an environmental health topic or just looking for general information about environmental health
research or the Institute, this page will help.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics A nice resource that provides explanations about conditions and diseases, environmental agents, and population research.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics: Autism Lay summary of the condition with links to research and other useful information.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics: BPA Lay summary of the chemical with links to research and other useful information.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics: EDCs Lay summary of endocrine disrupting chemicals with links to research and other useful information.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics: Pesticides Lay summary of pesticides with links to research and other useful information.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Topics: Children’s Health Lay summary of children’s health research with links to research and other useful information.
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
Webpage The CDC’s National Environmental Health
Tracking Network, Home page
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)

Developmental Disabilities and the Environment
The CDC’s National Environmental Health
Tracking Network, Developmental Disabilities and the Environment
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
Children’s
Environmental Health
The CDC’s National Environmental Health
Tracking Network, Children’s Environmental Health
Green Science Policy Institute Flame
Retardants Resources
Information and resources about the
hazards of flame retardants.
DetoxMe Mobile App This free smartphone app walks you
through simple, research-based tips on how to reduce your exposure to
potentially harmful chemicals where you live and work—and it keeps track of your
progress.

Endocrine Disruptors

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The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TedX) Critical Windows of Development This is a timeline of how the human body develops in the womb, with animal research showing when low-dose exposure to endocrine disrupting
chemicals during development results in altered health outcomes.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TedX) The Male Predicament An informative and compelling lecture given by Dr. Theo Colborn. Using scientific facts, photos and a touch of humor, it describes in
detail how males are susceptible to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
NIEHS Endocrine disruptors fact page The NIEHS has compiled a  information regarding endocrine disruptors, a video, and a question and answer section about basic facts of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
North Carolina State University Guide to endocrine disruptors This is a collaborative document from the Endocrine Society and IPEN to present a comprehensive picture of global EDC exposures and health risks

PBDEs

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Natural Resources Defense Council How to buy a safer sofa This guide helps the reader take action to buy sofas and chairs with fewer toxic PBDEs
Natural Resources Defense Council My toxic couch A video that explains how toxic flame retardant chemicals are
saturated inside the foam of furniture and how they are linked to
serious health effects.
Natural Resources Defense Council Safer Sofas, how do the stores compare? To help consumers identify where they can purchase safer, healthier
furniture without added flame retardants, NRDC surveyed major companies
that sell furniture in the United States.
The New York Times NY Times Video – A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health There are over 80,000 chemicals in use today. The story of TRIS, removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s, illustrates just how hard it is to regulate chemicals, or to even know if they’re safe. By RETRO REPORT on Publish Date May 3, 2015

Pesticides

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The Endocrine Disruption Exchange A Case for Revisiting the Safety of Pesticides: A Closer Look at
Neurodevelopment
Written by well-respected researcher Theo Colborn, this article
summarizes the data around pesticides and neurodevelopment
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Toolkit and factsheet on pesticide and integrated pest management This is a guide developed to educate workers in schools on tools and
educational materials on pesticide use and alternatives like integrated
pest management.
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Environmental Health in Early Care and Education Project

Autism

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Autism Science Foundation Website This is a comprehensive website that includes information about
autism spectrum disorders, up to date news, and summaries about causes,
treatments and services
Autism Science Foundation Podcast The CSO, Alycia Halladay, writes and produces a weekly podcast that
focuses on new findings, important meetings, and other information
directed at families in the community.
UC Davis MIND Institute Website The MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. The MIND website includes a wide variety of resources.