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CALL TO ACTION: Scientists call for action to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals like lead because of alarming increase in learning and behavioral problems in children

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Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks. The TENDR Consensus Statement  PDF Version (181 KB) Summary About This Article SUMMARY: Children in America today are at an unacceptably high risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders that affect the brain and nervous system including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, and other learning and behavioral disabilities. These are complex […]

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NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK: Coalition of national organizations send call to action to President Obama for U.S. finally to end lead exposure and poisoning for children

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Health, environment & children’s groups call for national strategy to end lead poisoning and lead exposure Posted Oct. 24, 2016 / Posted by: Kate Colwell Coalition asks federal agencies to make National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week more than symbolic WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of organizations across the country have sent a call […]

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Clinical guide, video for interpreting, managing CDC’s lowered pediatric blood levels for lead exposure

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From the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, click here for the Clinical Guide The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and the Environmental Protection Agency collaborated on a presentation presentation to review ”The New CDC Blood Lead Reference Values” on June 10, 2012. To get more information, click here.  

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BREAKING NEWS: Report – Children exposed to lead or mercury 3 to 5 times more likely to have ADHD symptoms

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Children exposed to higher levels of mercury or lead are three to five times more likely to be identified by teachers as having problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to a scientific study published today. The study, of Inuit children living in Arctic Canada, is the first to find a high rate of […]

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REPORT: New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure for children, teens AND adults; No really safe level of lead exposure

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A recent government study, prepared with help of researchers from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, tallies the wide-ranging damage low-level lead exposure can do, beyond the well-documented effects of reducing youngsters’ IQ and undermining their ability to learn and control their behavior. Hearing and even the onset of puberty may be affected in […]

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No Safe Blood Lead Level for Children…

READ THIS AND THEN READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A PARENT.  

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BREAKING NEWS: NO SAFE BLOOD LEAD LEVEL FOR CHILDREN FOUND, CDC director testifies to Senate hearing on continued comtaminaton from old lead smelter sites

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“No safe blood lead level for children has been identified,” Christopher Portier, director of the CDC‘s environmental health center, testified. Generations of children are growing up playing in the shadow of these lead smelting plants,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. “Throughout the nation, the USA TODAY report shows lead contamination has had a devastating […]

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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUND-UP – CDC significantly lowers blood level for lead poisoning in young children

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that lead poisoning – which is detected through a blood test – will now be defined as 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood,  half of the 20-year-old action level standard of 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Download and read the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead […]

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BREAKING NEWS: CDC Advisory Committee Report: Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children; Calls for lowering blood lead levels, more prevention

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January 4, 2012 – In a decision described as “historic,” an expert advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted today to recommend a significant change in the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood. The change will increase the number of children […]

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NEWS UPDATE: Federal Advisory Committee: “Low level lead exposure harms children”; Recommends CDC lower measurement at which childrens’ blood lead levels are deemed dangerously elevated

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The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) voted on Nov. 17, to recommend a significant change in how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selects the number at which a child’s blood lead level should be considered elevated, and to renew its call for primary prevention. In a unanimous vote on the […]

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