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Webinar on children’s environmental health

Children’s Environmental Health
Date: October 24, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Please register at: http://bit.ly/PEPH_CEH (registration required)

Description: Children are particularly vulnerable to the negative health effects of environmental toxins because their brains and bodies are still developing. Research in children’s health looks at the effects of air pollution on respiratory diseases, the impact of lead and mercury on cognitive development and behavior, and the influence of prenatal and early life exposures on growth and development. In this webinar, both presenters will highlight their research examining early life exposures to environmental chemicals and adverse health outcomes, and they will discuss possible interventions to reduce the exposures and improve children’s health and wellbeing.

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EPA releases voluntary guidelines for implementing school environmental health program

EPA is pleased to announce the release of Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program.   The guidelines were mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and were developed in consultation with other federal agencies, states, school officials, and non-profit organizations.

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Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education

This publication is available in hard copy as well as online.  The hard copy is great with laminated posters etc.  It is also available in Spanish. It is available at http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org/html/pandr/trainingcurrmain.htm.

Informed Green Solutions is now developing the companion piece, Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education and it will also be available in hard copy and on the web.  They are taking orders for hard copies ahead of time and the price will be significantly lower for those who reserve copies ahead of time, so if you are interested, e-mail westies@ecoisp.com.