childrens health

White House Unveils Plan to Replace All Lead Pipes in Next 10 Years

White House Unveils Plan to Replace All Lead Pipes in Next 10 Years

The Biden administration has released the “Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan,” an ambitious plan to replace all the lead water pipes and service lines in the country in the next decade. The plan also intends to provide support to local communities for lead paint removal. The administration seeks to engage local, state and […]

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    Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

    Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

    It is widely known that the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos harms children’s brains, yet despite this, it was not banned on food in the U.S. until August of this year. A little more than a week later, new science published in Nature Communications revealed the controversial pesticide could be contributing to another public health crisis. “[I]ts […]

    Congressional Report on Toxic Metals in Baby Food Spurs Demand for FDA Action

    Congressional Report on Toxic Metals in Baby Food Spurs Demand for FDA Action

    By Andrea Germanos A new congressional report released Wednesday revealing the baby food industry has failed to keep products with heavy metals off the shelves spurred calls for federal authorities to enact swift action and tough limits on toxin levels. “This is what happens when you let the food and chemical companies, not the FDA, […]

    Babies Are Already Pooping Plastic, Study Finds

    Babies Are Already Pooping Plastic, Study Finds

    Babies haven’t spent a lot of time on the planet, but apparently it’s still enough time to be exposed to lots of plastic. A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters Wednesday found an average of 36,000 nanograms of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) microplastics (MP) per gram of infant feces, compared to 2,600 nanograms […]

    Forever Chemicals Are in the Air, Too

    Forever Chemicals Are in the Air, Too

    In recent years, experts have sounded the alarm about the presence of toxic forever chemicals in drinking water. Now, a new study finds they are also present in the air we breathe. The research, published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters on Tuesday, developed a new technique for measuring the presence of per- and polyfluorinated […]

    Nearly Half the World’s Children at ‘Extremely High Risk’ of Climate Shocks, Report Finds

    Nearly Half the World’s Children at ‘Extremely High Risk’ of Climate Shocks, Report Finds

    By Julia Conley On Friday, the third anniversary of climate campaigner Greta Thunberg’s lone protest outside the Swedish Parliament, a global report revealed the scale of risks posed by the climate emergency for the world’s children. The United Nations’ agency for children’s rights, UNICEF, introduced the first-ever Children’s Climate Risk Index, which shows that nearly […]

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    By Jessica Corbett Public health experts and labor rights advocates celebrated Wednesday after the Biden administration announced that it “will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers,” following decades of demands for government intervention spurred by safety concerns. The Environmental Protection […]