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.
your ZIP code and find out what pollutants are being
released into your community — and who is responsible.
Find out whether a chemical has been tested for health
effects and how harmful it may be for you and the
Select a health problem that concerns you and find
out what chemicals are recognized or suspected causes.
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.
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.
– US FDA
– SEED Coalition
– US EPA Fish Advisories
— Polluting 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.
— 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
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.html — The
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
on schools, playgrounds, public parks, etc.
Information Network — http://www.pesticideinfo.org
Working Group site has tons of good information and
reports on toxics, pesticides, air pollution and
drinking water. — www.ewg.org
and Food: What you and your family need to know
— US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs.