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2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

2013-07-24 23:02:44

Mount Sinai and Emek Medical Center in Israel Announce an Agreement to Collaborate on Future Projects New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Childhood obesity rates in Israel are now similar to those in the United States, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai Global Health (http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/programs/mount-sinai-global-health), a program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Clalit Health Services in Israel...

2013-05-07 23:23:32

Mount Sinai Researcher Estimates that Lead Exposure Could Cause Mental Retardation in 6 in 1,000 Children Living Near the Sites New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Children living near toxic waste sites in lower and middle income countries such as India, Philippines and Indonesia may experience higher blood lead levels, resulting in a loss of IQ points and a higher incidence of mental retardation, according to a study presented today by Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, Pediatric Environmental...

2013-05-06 23:18:28

Toxic waste sites with elevated levels of lead and chromium cause a high number of “healthy years of life lost” in individuals living near 373 sites located in India, Philippines and Indonesia, according to a study by a Mount Sinai researcher published online today in Environmental Health Perspectives. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Toxic waste sites with elevated levels of lead and chromium cause a high number of “healthy years of life lost” in individuals living...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Learn how toxic exposures in pregnancy and early childhood may contribute to rising rates of disease in children. Discover simple steps for prevention at the Fifth Annual Mount Sinai Greening Our Children Luncheon. (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 The Fifth Annual Mount Sinai Greening Our Children Luncheon will take place Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. You will hear from Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, renowned pediatrician and expert in childrenâs...

BPA Exposure In Pregnancy Found To Affect Behavior Issues In Girls
2011-10-24 08:46:20

In recent years, scientists have linked bisphenol-A (BPA) to a large swath of health problems, including breast cancer and diabetes. Among the many materials containing BPA are plastic bottles, dental sealants, medical equipment, receipt paper, and the linings of metal food and drink cans. A new study on potential health effects of the compound used in manufacturing, released online Monday in Pediatrics, suggests exposure to the chemical BPA before birth could affect girls´ behavior...

2011-05-04 14:10:03

Environmental health experts say current law falls short and urge federal government to work with partners to address gaps that leave the public vulnerable With growing evidence of the link between exposure to toxic chemicals and chronic diseases, especially in children, the United States needs to step up its efforts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, say researchers writing in the May issue of Health Affairs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stymied by the outdated...

2011-04-26 18:30:00

WILMINGTON, Mass., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If "allergy season" seems to arrive earlier every spring, the problem may not be outdoors with Mother Nature, but with the quality of the air inside your workplace. EPA studies show that indoor air pollution levels can routinely be up to five times higher than those found outdoors as a result of contaminants from tracked-in soil, chemical-laden cleaning products, inefficient or unmaintained heating and cooling systems, and the like. In the...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

Joseph W. Belluck, a New York attorney who represents mesothelioma victims, criticizes Quebec government for moving ahead with a plan to allow more production of chrysotile asbestos. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 New York personal injury attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today that Canadian officials' support of a plan to expand production and exportation of asbestos to improve the region's economy would come at the expense of workers' health in other countries. "It's outrageous...

2011-02-12 00:00:45

Joseph W. Belluck, a New York attorney who represents mesothelioma victims, urges Canadian officials to deny a loan guarantee that would restart an inactive asbestos mine and lead to more production of the known carcinogen. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 New York personal injury attorney Joseph W. Belluck expressed shock this week at a small Canadian town's bid to reinvigorate a dormant asbestos mine. Despite acknowledging "the mineral's dangers and the harm it has done," the...