childrens health

Want to Avoid Pesticides? Check Out This Annual Produce Guide

Want to Avoid Pesticides? Check Out This Annual Produce Guide

Are you worried about getting a serving of pesticides with your produce? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released on Wednesday its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists of the most and least pesticide-heavy conventional fruits and vegetables in the U.S. “It’s a really great resource,” Jane Houlihan, the national director of science and health […]

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    Toxic Metals Contaminate All Baby Foods Tested: New Government Report

    Toxic Metals Contaminate All Baby Foods Tested: New Government Report

    A new Congressional report presents some disturbing information about the contents of popular baby foods, including some organic brands. Toxic metals arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury were all present at levels beyond what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers safe for other products. Yet infants are particularly susceptible to these toxins, which can impair […]

    Report Offers Roadmap for Electric School Bus Transition

    Report Offers Roadmap for Electric School Bus Transition

    By Jessica Corbett While some students are still learning remotely or on hybrid schedules due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the climate emergency hasn’t suddenly disappeared because of the devastating public health crisis—meaning neither has the need to radically and rapidly transform society. The sweeping transformation that study after study signals is necessary for the […]

    New Charges Over Flint’s Water Crisis Offer Only a Trickle of Justice

    New Charges Over Flint’s Water Crisis Offer Only a Trickle of Justice

    By Derrick Z. Jackson No punishment has yet fit the crime of the Flint water crisis, complete with its child poisoning and lethal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. After a prior investigation fell apart in 2019, Michigan state prosecutors unveiled a slew of fresh charges against nine figures involved in the fateful penny-pinching move to switch […]

    10 Parenting Strategies to Ease Pandemic Stress

    10 Parenting Strategies to Ease Pandemic Stress

    By Amanda Sheffield Morris and Jennifer Hays-Grudo Parents are dealing with huge demands on their time and energy. Children may not be attending school or involved in regular activities. As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on families, routines have collapsed, patience is wearing thin and self-care is a distant memory. Decades of research have […]

    A Push for Answers About the Environmental Causes of Child Cancer

    A Push for Answers About the Environmental Causes of Child Cancer

    By Jennifer Sass, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and Simon Strong “Prevention is the cure for child/teen cancer.” This is the welcoming statement on a website called ‘TheReasonsWhy.Us‘, where families affected by childhood cancers can sign up for a landmark new study into the potential environmental causes. The study is a joint project […]

    Climate Change Is Harming Children’s Diets Globally, Scientists Warn

    Climate Change Is Harming Children’s Diets Globally, Scientists Warn

    In an alarming new study, scientists found that climate change is already harming children’s diets. It has long been understood that climate change will impact diet and food security globally. But up until now, little research proved how diet diversity is impacted by climate change outcomes, like warmer temperatures and increased precipitation, over a span […]

    Groundbreaking Court Case Argues U.S. Climate Denial Policy Violates Americans’ Right to Be Free

    Groundbreaking Court Case Argues U.S. Climate Denial Policy Violates Americans’ Right to Be Free

    By Carter Dillard In 2019 a study linked climate change and hotter weather to early childbirth in the United States. “That’s enough to take somebody from what’s considered to be a pretty healthy pregnancy into a ‘we are somewhat worried’ pregnancy,” said Alan Barreca, a UCLA professor of environment and human health and lead author […]

    EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Will Make It Harder for the Agency to Protect Public Health

    EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Will Make It Harder for the Agency to Protect Public Health

    By Gabriel Filippelli The Trump administration has worked to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial actions is known as the “secret science” rule because it would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical […]