DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • The Gulf of Mexico oil calamity—a blessing in disguise?

    Many have thought that action on climate change may have to await a calamity. The question is whether the Gulf oil spill will change the course of history by encouraging the USA to serious development of alternative energy. Furthermore will this spill draw attention to the appalling environmental and…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 26 August 2010 - admin
  • Ban the use of artificial food additives in children’s food and drinks?

    A PRESS RELEASE in April by  our parent organisation ISDE called for a total ban on the use of artificial food additives in children’s food and drinks. It said: Recently published research in the Lancet [1] has shown conclusively that certain artificial colourants and flavourings can induce…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 30 April 2008 - David Shearman
  • Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Posted by David Strong, member of DEA Management Committee The Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders developed by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative is a valuable summary…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 27 February 2008 - Joy
  • Chemical Exposure of Babies.  Research in the European Community

    A new 15 million euro research project has been launched to investigate exposure to chemicals in food and the environment and their connection with childhood cancer and immune disorders. The incidence of these conditions in European children has been accelerating in recent decades The draft DEA policy…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 24 February 2006 - Joy
  • Children’s Health and Environmental Indicators

    Montreal, 26 January 2006 - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), in partnership with public health organizations and the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, today released the first-ever report on children's health and environment indicators in North America. The report…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 18 February 2006 - Joy
  • Toxic Chemicals By the Hundred Found in Blood of Newborn

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2005 (ENS) - Exposure to hundreds of toxic chemicals begins in the womb, finds a new study of the umbilical cord blood of 10 American newborns commissioned by the Environmental Working Group. The research and advocacy organization asked a lab to test 10 American Red Cross cord…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 16 July 2005 - Joy
  • Doctors Lack Environmental Health Training

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, October 25, 2004 (ENS) Doctors and nurses need more environmental health training to prevent, recognize, and treat diseases caused by environmental exposures, particularly in children, finds a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 26 October 2004 - Joy
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