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通过将科学转化为免费、易于理解和可操作的材料,我们提高了对全球社区面临的日益严重的环境风险的认识。 我们的目标是传播有关有毒化学物质对我们人口和地球健康的影响的认识。

我们相信,每个儿童都有权享有健康的环境。

我们做什么

我们相信,每个孩子生来就有权享有健康的环境。通过将科学转化为免费、易于理解和可操作的材料,我们提高了对全球社区面临的日益严重的环境风险的认识。我们的目标是传播有关有毒化学物质对我们人口和地球健康的影响的认识。

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The problem with #pesticides...

It's not a surprise that chronic diseases are rising around the world; many of them have been linked to toxic chemicals, like lead, air pollution, and pesticides. Most people think if we use pesticides to grow our food, they must be safe, that somebody's watching out for us. But the science is telling us a different story.

An unfortunate pattern has emerged over the past century: once a pesticide is proven harmful, the corporations introduce a new one to replace it. Too often, the new pesticides are found to be harmful. We keep making the same mistakes.

The good news is organic agriculture is safer, it was how farming was done for centuries. We now know that we don't need pesticides to feed the world and if you shift to an organic diet, the levels of pesticides in your body drop immediately.

Watch the full video: https://bit.ly/3RckO6Q

#organicfood #organic #pesticides #healthy
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This is your teflon pan under a microscope. Bon appétite? ...

Your Teflon pan sheds millions of microplastics loaded with PFAS during cooking – even when it’s brand new!

Groundbreaking new study by researchers at the @uni_newcastle, discovered hidden hazards in the Teflon pans millions of families use to cook food for their children.

Try safer alternatives like cast iron, stainless steel, or carbon steel.

Read the full study here: https://bit.ly/3QXewI8
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Microplastics are everywhere: baby bottles, 🍼 dust, 🧹 food packaging, 🌯 water,🚰 and even human placenta🤰. And microplastics can carry chemicals we know are unsafe 🤢. ⠀

What risks do microplastics pose for children's healthy development? Read the piece by researcher Kam Sripada PhD and colleagues and their call to action for policymakers, the plastics industry, and researchers: https://bit.ly/3HbXWRg ⠀

Tips to prevent exposure? Check out Little Things Matter website: https://bit.ly/3WEtBAx
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New Research in PNAS Nexus shows that children living near general airports are at higher risk for lead poisoning. Leaded fuel was phased out for cars and trucks, but it continues to be used by some small aircrafts today. Leaded aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions in the United States, contributing to about 70% of lead in the atmosphere (Reuters, 2022).

Dr. Sammy Zahran’s study shows that one in ten children living downwind from a general airport are lead poisoned. Lead poisoning leads to diminished intelligence, behavioral problems, and reduced school performance (Lanphear, 2005). Other studies have also linked higher blood lead levels with an increase in autistic traits.

Dr. Zahran’s study prompted the EPA to take steps to regulate leaded fuel from airplanes.

"When it comes to our children, the science is clear, exposure to lead can cause irreversible and life-long health effects,” Michael Regan, EPA Administrator.

Make your voice heard. Let the @epagov know that you support regulation of leaded aviation fuel by emailing a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov before January 17th, 2023. Include Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR– 2022–0389 in the subject line.

You can help protect your family from lead poisoning by:

Wash hands and toys. …
Clean dusty surfaces. …
Remove shoes before entering the house. …
Test your water for lead
Prevent children from playing on soil. …
Eat a healthy diet. …
Keep your home well-maintained.

Read Dr. Zahran’s full study here: https://bit.ly/3GZPpAK

#littlechangesbigimpact 🐾
#nontoxicliving 🌳
#healthychildren 🍎
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Continuing with our toxic chemicals lineup… meet endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) 👋

EDCs – also known as hormone disruptors – are chemicals that disrupt our natural hormones. EDCs have been found to be associated with problems like infertility in adults and learning problems in children.

EDCs can be found in children's toys, plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, detergents, furniture, electronics, and clothing.

You can reduce your exposure to EDCs by:
1. Choosing organic foods when possible 🍓
2. Using personal care and cleaning products without fragrance, phthalates, or parabens. 💄
3. Checking your water for lead and using a filter if necessary. 🚰
4. Dusting and vacuuming frequently, and using a wet mop for surfaces. 🚿
5. Avoiding canned foods. 🥫

For more information about EDCs visit our page here: https://bit.ly/3ThfNJw 🙌
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Even during the winter months, going outdoors has many health benefits, including the protective role of Vitamin D.

What are some of your favourite outdoor activities? ☀️⛰
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"Why would I care if a child lost 2 IQ points!"

People often argue the relevance of a few lost IQ points due to toxic chemical exposure.

However, on a population level, it is dramatic.

The impact of toxic chemicals is usually subtle for an individual child, but it can be substantial at the population level.

Watch the full video and the science underlying the video here: https://bit.ly/3Lwv6KI

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Check out this interview with ISCHE's environmental health researcher, Dr. Grandjean, from @harvardchansph on the importance of regulating #PFAS chemicals

“We know that the blood of nearly all Americans contains some PFAS, which we call “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the body. And we’ve shown with two decades of intensive research that PFAS are linked to serious health issues such as kidney and testicular cancer, weakened immune system, endocrine disruption, fertility problems, and decreased birth weight.” Says Dr. Grandjean.

“I would like to see the proof of [PFAS’] safety before they’re allowed to be used in products, rather than finding out 10 to 15 years down the road that these compounds don’t break down in the body, that they accumulate, and that women pass them down to their children via the placenta or through breastfeeding.” – Dr. Grandjean

Interested in learning more? https://bit.ly/3GpHLwW

#environmentalhealth #childrenshealth #toxicchemicals #environmentaltoxins #chronicdisease #pediatric #parentingtips #parenting #parentinghacks #pregnant #pregnancytips
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国际研究导致产品召回

杰弗里-魏登哈默博士和他的学生团队发现了玩具、珠宝和炊具等消费产品中的铅和镉污染。 他们的工作受到了全世界的关注,并导致了美国消费品安全委员会对超过17种铅和镉污染的产品进行召回

国际研究导致产品召回

杰弗里·魏登哈默博士 和他的学生团队已经确定了玩具、珠宝和炊具等消费品中的铅和镉污染。 他们的工作受到全世界的关注,并导致美国消费品安全委员会因 和镉污染而召回超过17

有毒化学品 排队

邻苯二甲酸酯是一系列广泛使用的化学物质,被证明是内分泌干扰物,对人体健康有害。 邻苯二甲酸盐可以在生产,包装或交付过程中与塑料接触的大多数产品中找到。 尽管组织
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内分泌干扰物存在于许多日常用品中,包括一些塑料瓶和容器,金属食品罐的衬里,洗涤剂,阻燃剂,食品,玩具,化妆品和杀虫剂。
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农药旨在杀死害虫,然而,它们通常最终会进入我们的水、土壤和我们吃的食物中。 农药是毒药,也会破坏人类健康,尤其是儿童健康。 婴儿在穿过胎盘后可能会在母亲的子宫内
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旧建筑物中的含铅涂料、供水管线和受铅污染的粉尘是儿童铅中毒的常见来源。 即使是少量的铅,特别是对儿童来说,也会导致严重的健康问题,并影响身心发育。
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空气污染是由悬浮在空气中的固体和液体颗粒以及某些气体引起的。 这些颗粒和气体可能来自汽车和卡车尾气,工厂,灰尘,花粉,霉菌孢子,火山和野火。
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PFA,即“永远的化学物质”,存在于水、空气、鱼类和土壤中,也存在于许多消费品和工业产品中。 孕妇及其婴儿特别容易接触到潜在的不良健康影响,包括胎儿体重减轻、儿
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在过去的75年里,卫生当局已经宣布社区水氟化 - 一种全球超过4亿人的做法 - 是安全的。 来自加拿大、墨西哥和中国的新兴证据表明,氟化物暴露,特别是在怀孕期间
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微塑料是微观的塑料碎片,随着塑料材料的降解,它们会随着时间的推移而剥落。 微塑料从塑料瓶和塑料袋,汽车轮胎和合成纺织品(如聚酯和尼龙)中脱落。 微塑料或微珠也被
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小变化大影响

变化很小
大影响

有时,改变历史并产生持久影响的事件发生在幕后或没有太多大张旗鼓。 小变化,大影响需要一点时间来突出这些重大事件并庆祝它们的贡献。

Little Changes

艾拉死于空气污染

在最近的一起具有里程碑意义的案件中,一名英国验尸官裁定,9岁的埃拉·基西-德布拉(Ella Kissi-Debrah)“死于哮喘,原因是暴露于过度的空气污染。
该裁决很明确,“空气中没有安全水平的颗粒物”,并呼吁降低国家污染限值。 此案  可能会增加政府应对非法空气污染水平的压力。  与大多数哮喘患者不同,艾拉的发作不是由花粉或呼吸道感染引发的,而是由当地交通造成的严重空气污染引发的。 艾拉的母亲罗莎蒙德·阿杜·基西-德布拉(Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah)多年来一直在努力重新检查早期的尸检,以发现空气污染季节性高峰的明显模式。 “现在需要采取行动,否则更多的人将继续死亡。

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艾拉死于空气污染

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在最近的一起具有里程碑意义的案件中,一名英国验尸官裁定,9岁的埃拉·基西-德布拉(Ella Kissi-Debrah)“死于哮喘,原因是暴露于过度的空气污染。
该裁决很明确,“空气中没有安全水平的颗粒物”,并呼吁降低国家污染限值。 此案  可能会增加政府应对非法空气污染水平的压力。  与大多数哮喘患者不同,艾拉的发作不是由花粉或呼吸道感染引发的,而是由当地交通造成的严重空气污染引发的。 艾拉的母亲罗莎蒙德·阿杜·基西-德布拉(Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah)多年来一直在努力重新检查早期的尸检,以发现空气污染季节性高峰的明显模式。 “现在需要采取行动,否则更多的人将继续死亡。

捕捉大局的小视频

通过这些简短的教育视频,扩展您对环境有毒化学物质如何影响我们所有人的思想和理解。

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原因还是治愈? 我们是否应该继续花费数十亿美元用于难以捉摸的治疗方法?

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氟化物( 一种经过验证的神经毒素)对大脑发育的影响,特别是在怀孕期间。

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世纪罪名: 过去100年来未能防止铅中毒大流行。

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空气传播颗粒物的致命影响: 空气污染无处不在,我们能做些什么?

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小事情很重要: 有毒化学物质对发育中的大脑的影响

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谁处于危险之中? 有毒化学物质对儿童行为的影响

真正重要的小事实

越来越多的简短视频汇编,说明经常看不见的环境危害,这些危害在显而易见的视线中徘徊。

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多溴联苯醚存在于常见的家用产品中,影响胎儿的大脑发育。

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微塑料无处不在。它们存在于我们呼吸的空气中,在我们的食物和饮料中,在个人护理产品、玩具和纺织品中。

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空气污染 是心脏病的主要危险因素,心脏病是全球死亡的主要原因。

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全氟辛烷磺酸 在孕妇中普遍检测到,并穿过胎盘到达发育中的胎儿。

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杀虫剂 可对健康造成短期不良影响,也可能在接触后数月或数年造成慢性不利影响。

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在过去的30-40年中,过敏性疾病急剧上升,我们对导致过敏症的原因以及影响最大的有毒化学物质的理解也是如此。

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许多常见的家用产品中都含有干扰内分泌的化学物质。

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我们不断地接触到有毒化学品。研究表明,接触环境毒素没有安全的水平,对大脑发育的影响是永久性的。

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超过10亿儿童生活在气候变化事件的极高风险中,这些事件可能导致疾病和死亡。

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