Learning Disabilities Association of America
Last week our allies achieved a big win for Americans’ health! A federal court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with a ban on chlorpyrifos—a toxic pesticide known to harm children’s brains that is used on many different crops, including nuts, apples and berries—within 60 days.
Learning and developmental disabilities groups urge Lowe’s to protect babies from toxic paint strippers
Today a group of leading public health organizations, including the Learning Disabilities Association of America and Autism Society, publicly called on Lowe’s to protect kids from toxic paint strippers.
This week EPA held a listening session to consider repealing, replacing or modifying rules that protect kids from lead. Maureen Swanson, Director of Learning Disabilities Association of America’s Healthy Children Project delivered the following statement.
This year, a great group of public health advocates and chemical industry lobbyists were thanked for spending our Valentine’s Day talking about chemicals with the EPA staff.
By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Walgreens is pretty amazing. A little over a decade ago, the national drug store chain overhauled the way they hire, train, and retain employees. Walgreens initiated a program to hire people with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities that involved major changes to their company processes, practices and […]
By Angelique Chaverri, M.S.Ed., IMAP/IMC — Mother, educator, Stroller Brigade participant from Missouri On Tuesday, October 29 of this year, I was blessed to join a group of more than 200 concerned parents, children, educators and health professionals to march on Capitol Hill to stand together and ask for reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances […]
Passing the Safe Chemicals Act: Time to Woman Up
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 […]