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Healthy World, Healthy People: Disabilities and the Environment

As more and more research is done on our environment, the more we learn about its effects on our children. Find out more about this important issue and how you can take action.

The Environment and Your Health

News and announcements related to environmental impacts on human health, collected from a multitude of sources, especially Environmental Health News. Follow CHE’s blog and join in conversation: Our Health and Environment.

Environmental Toxins in the news

  • Real Cost of Dental Mercury. 
        Dental mercury fillings pollute the environment, contaminate fish and are far more costly for taxpayers than the alternative tooth-colored material, according to an economics report released by MPP and a broad coalition of health, consumer and environmental groups.

  • Removing Heavy Metals from the Body Is "Dangerous"? 
        The American  College of Medical Toxicology held a conference at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past February about the "use and misuse" of chelation therapy—a misleading title suggesting some semblance of scientific objectivity, which was nowhere in evidence.

  • When It Comes to Natural Health for Children, We're Living in a Police State.   
         Increasingly, state governments are determining what treatments a child can and cannot have—regardless of parents' wishes. Three shocking stories prove the point.

  • Scientists find higher concentrations of heavy metals in post-oil spill oysters from Gulf of Mexico
        As the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, a team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences has detected evidence that pollutants from the oil have entered the ecosystem's food chain.