Child Health

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  • #133... Nutrition and autism; Second hand smoke and child mental health; Pediatric ICU hygiene saves lives, money; Formaldehyde and infant respiratory infections.
  • #132... Prenatal exposure to pesticides and child health; Foodborne mold toxins and fetal health; 'Breathe-Easy' homes and improved child asthma; Diesel exhaust and increased childhood asthma; Omega-3 fatty acid supplements and Sickle Cell Disease.r#131... Childhood pesticide exposure and higher risk of ADHD; Proximity to freeways and autism risk; Probiotic bacteria reduce childhood diarrhea.
  • #129... Probiotic bacteria during pregnancy lessens risk of child allergies.
  • #127... Phthalate exposure during pregnancy worrisome; Omega-3 fats may help autistic children.
  • #125… Reducing lead exposure yields health/economic benefits; U.S. autism estimate increases.
  • #124… Petrochemical pollution and more asthma and children; Second-hand smoke and childhood illness; Vitamin C, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids may help control asthma in children; Phthalate exposures can affect newborn behavior; Sugar-sweetened colas/beverages and more tooth decay.
  • #123… School outdoor-air toxics; Daycare evaluation resource; Birth defects and agricultural chemicals; Autism, mercury, and vaccines.
  • #122… Hazardous chemicals inside schools; Outdoor air pollution and schools.
  • #121… School location and health; Healthy schools — cleaning tool kit.
  • #120… Thimerosal exposure and greater autism rates; Environmental mercury release and autism prevalence. Prenatal exposure to PCBs and lower IQ; Elimination diets may be helpful for ADHD children.
  • #119... Household chemicals and childhood respiratory health; Replacing lead-painted windows could yield big return; Environmental exposures and learning disabilities; Smoking during pregnancy and more ADHD; Second-hand smoke and more nasal/eye irritation; Pesticide exposure and increased risk of miscarriage.
  • #118... Even very low lead exposure impairs child intellect; Autism and pesticide exposure during gestation; Children and dental amalgam; World Trade Center attack and child health.
  • #117... Report on children and chemical exposures; National Children's Health Study: New centers funded; Latino children and environmental exposures; Pediatric Ritalin and children's brains; Preschoolers and air pollution; Pesticide exposure and higher risk of childhood cancers; New EPA reports on children and toxic chemicals.
  • #116... Pesticide exposure and poorer neurological and neuropsychiatric function; Pesticides and child health; Volatile organic compounds and more asthma in school children; Academic performance and prenatal chemical exposure.
  • #115... Air pollution and childhood cancer; Global child well-being; Fluoridation chemicals in drinking water; Exposure to manganese or lead and more hyperactive behaviors; Wildfires and more wheezing, coughing, and eye irritation; An overview of child environmental health; Coenzyme Q10 may help young migraine patients.
  • #114… Hot-air method for killing head lice developed; Home water control and reduction in childhood asthma; EPA releases report on Formaldehyde and children; MCS after dye exposure; New “asthma friendly” toy certification; DEET and children’s health.
  • #113… Global trends in pediatric asthma and allergy; Fish consumption and pediatric allergy; Mercury in pediatric vaccines and developmental disorders; Farm workers’ children and pesticide exposures.
  • #112… Teens, toxics indoors and cancer; Air pollution and higher rates of type 1 diabetes; Mercury pollution and higher special-education rates; Air pollution and autism; National Children’s Study — Scientific American editorial deplores cuts.
  • #111… Pesticide exposure and childhood leukemia; Mercury in vaccines; Newborns much more sensitive to organophosphorus (OP) pesticides than adults; Neurotoxic food additives; Endotoxin exposure and more infant wheeze; Possible links between mercury and autism.
  • #110... EPA database on children and chemicals; New report on child health in North America; Child school health resource; Organic foods dramatically lower child pesticide exposures; Disaster preparedness and child environmental health; Water manganese exposure and poorer childhood intellectual function.
  • #109... National Children’s Study ¾ off to a (modest) start; Nutrition and infants; Nutrition and infants; Ventilation and more allergic problems; School starts, asthma worsens; Schools can help with asthma management; Low level pesticide exposure and childhood neuropsychiatric problems.
  • #108... Infants and plastic; Childhood exposures and cancer risk; Safe schools — cleaning products; Pediatric environmental history. 
  • #107... California report — toxics in classroom environments; Mold exposures and middle ear infections (otitis media); Smoking reduces cognitive abilities in children; Perchlorate contamination in milk; Paternal solvent exposure and neural tube defects; Vegetables, fruits, and dairy products lower blood pressure in teenagers; Lower amino acid levels in autistic children.