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Protecting Children from Toxic Chemicals

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The only thing that can save us as a species is seeing how we're not thinking about future generations in the way we live.


—Erik Erikson

Sidelined EPA Scientist wins Inaugural Children’s Environmental Health Award

The International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE) is pleased to announce the selection of Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, as the winner of the inaugural Herbert Needleman Scientist-Advocate Award. ISCHE is a society whose goal is to promote children’s health worldwide by enhancing the quality of their environment.           Read more...

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Children are essential to our future and the continuation of human life. Children around the world are confronted by multiple environmental threats to health, including toxins, air pollution, psychosocial stress, and climate change. Infants and children are often exquisitely vulnerable to these threats; exposures during critical windows of vulnerability have been associated with a wide range of childhood diseases. Early life exposures can also increase the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood.