Toxics and Health


Toxic-Free Child Program at AVANCE

This week Texas PSR presented the Toxic-Free Child Program at  AVANCE Austin. The goal of the program is to educate low-income pregnant women and young families about the dangers of common household toxics, and to offer simple strategies to minimize exposure and prevent health complications. We now have a free, downloadable Instructor Guide, printable cleaning supplies recipe cards, and Suggested Class Script in both English and Spanish. You can find all those and more here: https://texaspsr.org/toxic-free-child/ We are grateful for Program Manager, Trish O’Day ...

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Environmental pollution is associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorders in the US and Denmark

Researchers found that air pollution is significantly associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions.   Read more here: https://bit.ly/2U0Zxzm

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Some Fish Are Still Full of Mercury, for a Worrying Reason

Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate. ...

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Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Scientists said an abundance of toxic air pollution nanoparticles was found in the hearts of young city dwellers and this represents a serious public health concern.  A recent comprehensive review concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, as tiny particles are inhaled, move into the bloodstream and are transported around the body. Air pollution must urgently be reduced. ...

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