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Earth and Its Bounty

We have researched and gathered together numerous links to information about children and their environmental health. You may access this information by choosing a category from the menu to the right.

County Alerts across Country

Enter your ZIP code and find out what pollutants are being released into your community — and who is responsible.

About the Chemicals

Find out whether a chemical has been tested for health effects and how harmful it may be for you and the environment.

Health Effects

Select a health problem that concerns you and find out what chemicals are recognized or suspected causes.

 

Fish Advisories

Seafood can be an important part of a balanced diet for pregnant women. It is a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients and is low in fat.

However, some fish contain high levels of a form of mercury called methylmercury that can harm an unborn child's developing nervous system if eaten regularly. By being informed about methylmercury and knowing the kinds of fish that are safe to eat, you can prevent any harm to your unborn child and still enjoy the health benefits of eating seafood.

More fish advisories:

  • http://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm110591.htm – US FDA
  • http://www.seedcoalition.org/fish_advisories.htm – SEED Coalition
  • http://www.epa.gov/ost/fishadvice/ – US EPA Fish Advisories
  • Pesticides in Food

    http://www.ehinitiative.org/pdf/polluting_report.pdfPolluting Our Future — A new report by the National Environmental Trust, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Learning Disabilities Association of America found that more than one in every 200 children suffer from developmental or neurological disabilities caused by a range of toxic exposures including developmental and neurological toxins. Download the report or read on line and find other important links.

    www.Foodnews.org — For information on pesticides in the food you buy, go to the Environmental Working Group's FoodNews.org. Promoting healthier food choices, pesticide-free foods and organic farming. Visit the EWG Supermarket where you can Pop in for a few items or wander the aisles and fill your shopping cart — from pastas to veggies to seafood. Find out which pesticides you brought home in your grocery bags, and what the health risks are. Visit the Kids' Corner to find out which pesticides are in foods children commonly eat — including processed baby foods. And check to see if your child's diet exceeded government safety standards for pesticides that harm the nervous system.

    http://www.healthybuilding.net/PVC/pindex.htmlThe case against PVC — Polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) is the worst plastic for the environment and human health throughout its lifecycle. Widespread in buildings from flooring to roofing, PVC is a major source of dioxin, a potent carcinogen. It also contains heavy metals and other persistent bioaccumulative toxins that are released during manufacture, use, and disposal. It is hard to recycle and contaminates other plastic recycling processes.

    Pesticides on schools, playgrounds, public parks, etc.

    Pesticide Information Network — http://www.pesticideinfo.org

    Environmental Working Group site has tons of good information and reports on toxics, pesticides, air pollution and drinking water. — www.ewg.org

    Pesticides and Food: What you and your family need to know http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/food/ — US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs.

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PESTICIDES IN FOOD
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