Environmental influences on healthy aging is the theme of the summer 2010 issue (Vol 20, No. 3) of the National Academy on an Aging Society’s Public Policy & Aging report. The publication explores this topic in a series of articles by leading scientists, policy experts, public health professionals, and environmental health advocates. It includes an ecological perspective on healthy aging, as well as more in-depth pieces on the food, built, chemical and psychosocial environments. The National Academy on an Aging Society is the policy institute of The Gerontological Society of America. Edited by Boston University policy expert Robert B. Hudson, PhD, each thematic issue of the quarterly Public Policy & Aging Report explores policy issues generated by the aging of American society and is designed to stimulate debate, highlight emerging concerns, and propose alternative policy options. To review the Table of Contents and/or order online, go to the National Academy on an Aging Society’s publications page.
"Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children's Products"
Becker, M., et al., (2010). Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children's Products: Limitations of Current Responses and Recommendations for Government and Industry. Environ. Sci. Technol. Article in Press.
"Home Environmental Health Risks of People with Developmental Disabilities"
Allison Del Bene Davis, PhD, APHN-BC
"Congress on Assessing and Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Emerging Contaminants"
Presented by Renewable Natural Resources Foundation December 2005
"Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: The Search for Causes and Cures"
Kim Elliott, MA; Laura M. Segal, MA; Chrissie Juliano, MPP; Jenny Mandel; and Shelley A. Hearne, DrPH. Published by the Trust for America's Health July 2005
"Sick of Dust Chemicals in Common Products A Needless Health Risk in Our Homes"
Pat Costner, Beverley Thorpe & Alexandra McPherson. By the Safer Products Project. March 2005
"Public Health and Economic Consequences of Methylmercury Toxicity to the Developing Brain"
Leonardo Trasande, Philip J. Landrigan, Clyde Schechter doi:10.1289/ehp.7743 (available at http://dx.doi.org/) Online 28 February 2005 Environmental Health Perspectives.
"Perchlorate AND Children's Health - The Case for a Strong Cleanup Standard for Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water"
Travis Madsen and Sujatha Jahagirdar. Environment California Research and Policy Center. January 2005
"Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cognitive Abilities among U.S. Children and Adolescents"
Environmental Health Perspectives Vol. 113 No. 1 January 2005
"Overexpsosed: Organophosphate Insecticides in Children's Food"
Published by the Environmental Working Group.
"Children At Risk"
How toxic chemicals threaten Oregon's children and what we can do about it.
"Final Report of the Task Force to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning"
The Michigan Attorney General announces new policy direction to end childhood lead poisoning in Michigan by 2010.
"Growing Up Toxic: Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease"
Environment California Policy and Research Center - June 2004.
"Incorporating Envrionmental Health into Pediatric Medical and Nursing Education"
Environ Health Perspect 112: 1755-1760 (2004).
"Family Lead Poisoning Associated with Occupational Exposure"
Clinical Pediatrics November/December 2004
"In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development"
A Report By Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. Available on line from the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility website at http://psr.igc.org/ihw-project.htm
"Polluting our future: Chemical pollution in the U.S. that affects child development and learning"
National Environmental Trust
Protecting workers with developmental disabilities
. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (2000)