More than 30 years of health studies have led to a growing consensus that chemicals are playing a role in the incidence and prevalence of many diseases and disorders in the United States.
By Gary Cohen, Founder and President, Health Care Without Harm Since the time of the industrial revolution in Europe, our planet has been bombarded with chemicals in increasing quantities. In that approximate 200 year period, chemical contamination has enveloped most of the planet, as these substances are carried through media that know few boundaries—mostly air […]
It’s been almost fourth months since I traveled to Washington D.C. and I have to admit it is still surreal that I stood in the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by cameras, TV reporters, actress Jessica Alba, Senators and moms from across the country. As an Arkansas educator, it’s not every day you get to spend time […]
Dr. Leonard Weather Jr., R.Ph., M.D. is the 111TH President of the National Medical Association. The National Medical Association is dedicated to reducing and eliminating disparities in health and improving the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities. As the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in […]
Read our letter to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding their recently released study about the risk of toxic chemicals.
Autism is a complex developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life. It affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It is a spectrum disorder, so it affects individuals in a variety of ways. You may see a person with autism who is unable to speak, intellectually disabled, rocking […]
Listen to the June 7, 2011 teleconference
Listen to the June 7, 2011 teleconference: Autism and Toxic Chemical Exposure: What is the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/autism_teleconference_7june11.mp3 Almost 1% of 8-year-old children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a 10-fold increase over just a 15-year period. About 30% of this dramatic rise in autism cannot be explained by changes in the age of diagnosis and […]
Incredible! 73,635 of you signed petitions asking President Obama to make it a priority for his Administration to stop the use of cancer-causing chemicals in products used in America every day. Today, we brought your signatures to the White House, tied up in a pretty bow, to make it clear that people want to stop […]
A long-awaited and full-throated endorsement of comprehensive reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) from the venerable American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) was published online yesterday in the journal Pediatrics.
In this unprecedented human study, researchers discovered an average drop of 60 percent in BPA levels when study participants ate a diet that avoided contact with BPA-containing food packaging.