Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites in Developing Countries May Experience Higher Blood Lead Levels Resulting in Lower IQ
May 6, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher estimates that lead exposure could cause mental retardation in 6 in 1,000 children living near the sites.
Experts Call for Urgent On-Site Health Protection For Post-Sandy Workers, Residents, and Responders
November 21, 2012
Immediate implementation of safety measures is needed for workers cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, according to experts from Mount Sinai.
Simpler Lifestyle Found to Reduce Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
June 26, 2012
A fresh foods diet and limited exposure to environmental chemicals in personal health products can reduce risk for adverse health issues.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Publishes a List of the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities
April 25, 2012
The editorial was published alongside four other papers — each suggesting a link between toxic chemicals and autism.
Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
January 19, 2012
Chemicals found in some personal-care products may contribute to childhood obesity, according to research from the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center.
Future Climate Change May Increase Asthma Attacks in Children
August 30, 2011
Perry Sheffield, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, and her team of researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Establishes International Partnership to Improve Children’s Environmental Health
July 25, 2011
Prof. Dr. HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand travels to Mount Sinai to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will improve research, education, and medical training.
Researchers Estimate Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost At $76.6 Billion
May 4, 2011
New data show that, despite previous efforts to curb their use, toxic chemicals have a major impact on health care costs and childhood morbidity.
New Mount Sinai Study Shows Exposure to Certain Pesticides Impacts Child Cognitive Development
April 21, 2011
Prenatal exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates negatively impacted perceptual reasoning, a measure of nonverbal problem-solving skills.
Top Reproductive Epidemiologist, Joins the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center
April 5, 2011
Shanna H. Swan, PhD brings over 30 years of research experience on phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals to Mount Sinai
CEHC Provides Testimony for a Connecticut Bill that Would Ban BPA in in Cash Receipts
February 23, 2011
Andrea Wershof Schwarts, MD, MPH provided critically important testimony for Connecticut bill banning BPA in thermal receipt paper.
Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine Highlights Topics in Children’s Environmental Health
January 22, 2011
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc edits special issue of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine on children’s health and the environment
Dr. Landrigan’s Research Featured at Senate Hearing on Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Environmental Health
October 26, 2010
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD, cites Children’s Environmental Health Center study in arguing on behalf of stricter evaluation of toxic chemicals.
Fact Sheets Available on Gulf Coast Oil Spill
September 23, 2010
Led by Joel Forman, MD, of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center, the document is a cooperative effort to protect children’s health.
Philip Landrigan Delivers Presentation on Environmental Contributors to Autism
July 16, 2010
Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center Director, Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, outlines the need for expanding research into environmental causes of autism.