environmental pollution harms our children

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Children are not little adults – there are a whole host of ways they are affected differently from adults by pesticides and other environmental pollutants.

This is just one of the aspects discussed in a newly published Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. This has been signed by over 50 of the top researchers and health professionals in the environmental health field, including Dr. Phil Landrigan at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Dr. Martha Herbert at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Lynn Goldman at Johns Hopkins Unversity’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Download it here > Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Coordinated by The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the publication of the statement was extremely well-timed, because a working group of European government representatives (Council of the European Union) met this week to discuss key points in pesticides policy reform.

We hope that Europe can change its legislation to help protect us from the future worsening of environmental pollution, by stopping harmful practices today.

To learn more and take action:

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