CEHC in the Press

The CEHC team appears regularly in the press, serving as authoritative sources on children’s environmental health. See some of our top press stories below:

Autism

July, 5 2011 - Nature.com
Twin Study on Autism Rekindles Nature-Versus-Nurture Debate

In response to a new paper in the Archives of General Psychology, Dr. Landrigan speculates that environmental factors - in addition to genetics - contribute to autism. Read More

March 10, 2011 - Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen
Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism, Part 2

CEHC's Dr. Landrigan continues his guest blog for Maria Rodale. Read More

March 8, 2011 - Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen
Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism, Part 1

What causes autism? Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc outlines the case for an environmental contribution in a guest blog for Maria Rodale. Read More

February 10, 2011 - Rodale News
Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism… So What Does?
A recap of the research covered at CEHC’s scientific workshop, Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism and Learning Disabilities. Read More

December 9, 2010 - The Daily Green
Wanted: Chemicals That Cause Autism
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc launches his plan to create a list of chemicals most likely to cause autism and learning disabilities. Read More

May 16, 2010 - E Magazine
Dr. Landrigan Launches New Autism Project
All about the newly launched Autism and Learning Disabilities Discovery and Prevention Project, launched at 2010's Greening Our Children. Read More

February 25, 2010 - New York Times
Do Toxins Cause Autism?

New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristof highlights Dr. Landrigan's groundbreaking paper, "What Causes Autism? Exploring the Environmental Contribution." Read More

 

Asthma and Air Pollution

May 26, 2011 - New York Times
When Virtues Collide: Quiet vs. Tidy
CEHC provides scientific testimony to support a ban on leaf blowers in Greenwich, Connecticut. How do leaf blowers affect our children's health? Read More

January 3, 2011 - WebMD
Asthma, Air Pollution, and Other Environmental Connections
Healthy Child’s Christopher Gavigan highlights “the most cutting edge investigations” conducted by Dr. Landrigan. Read More

 

Bisphenol-A (BPA)

March 1, 2011 - Hartford Courant
Are Receipts Bad for Your Health?
Mount Sinai provides testimony for a Connecticut State Senate law that would ban BPA in thermal receipt paper. Read More

September 8, 2010 - CBS
BPA Found in Kids' Dental Sealant
CBS discusses research by Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc and Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, which shows BPA is present in children’s dental sealants. Read More

September 8, 2010 - Fox News
Are BPA-Laced Dental Sealants Safe?
How safe are dental sealants? Fox News highlights new research by Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc and Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH. Read More

September 7, 2010 - USA Today
Dental Sealants Temporarily Raise BPA Levels
CEHC shows that dental sealants used to treat and prevent cavities may expose children to BPA. Read More

September 7, 2010 - MSNBC
BPA-Laced Dental Sealants OK For Use in Kids
Dr. Landrigan warns women to limit dental work during pregnancy. Read More

April 1, 2010 - Time Magazine
The Perils of Plastic
CEHC’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc is featured in Time magazine, discussing how key ingredients in modern plastic may disrupt the endocrine system and cause developmental problems. Read More

 

Cancer

May 6, 2010 - CBS News
Underestimated Cancer Risks
A new report finds environmental toxins to be responsible for a greater number of cancers. Dr. Landrigan comments in this video. Learn More

December 6, 2009 - New York Times
Cancer From the Kitchen?
Inspired by the CEHC symposium Breast Cancer, Endocrine Disruptors, and Early Puberty, this article – written by columnist Nicholas Kristoff – appeared in Sunday’s New York Times. Read More

 

Childhood Obesity and Early Puberty

October 26, 2010 - New York Times
Why are We Subsidizing Childhood Obesity?
What is the link between high fructose corn syrup and childhood obesity? Dr. Landrigan and his team reveal the connections. Read More

August 9, 2010 - NBC
Obesity Contributes to Early Puberty
CEHC’s Mary S. Wolff, PhD is interviewed about the risks associated with early puberty, including increased risk of breast cancer. Learn More

August 9, 2010 - ABC
Is Puberty in Girls Coming Too Soon?
New research in the journal Pediatrics finds that girls are hitting puberty at a younger age. Read More

August 9, 2010 - New York Times
First Signs of Puberty Seen in Younger Girls
Girls are hitting puberty at a younger age, says CEHC's Mary S. Wolff, PhD. What are the links between obesity and early puberty? Read More

November 30, 2009 - Scientific American
Puberty, Breast Cancer, and the Environment
Recapping CEHC’s educational symposium, Breast Cancer, Endocrine Disruptors, and Early Puberty. Read More

 

Children’s Environmental Health - General

March 8, 2011 - Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch
Offsetting the Environment's Impact on our Children's Health

How can we prevent environmental exposures at home? Maida Galvez, MD, MPH discusses environmental triggers of childhood disease and offers practical solutions. Read More

February 29, 2011 - Boston Globe
Toxic or Not?
What research is Mount Sinai conducting on toxic chemicals? Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH tells the Boston Globe and offers her advice to limit exposures. Read More

August 4, 2009 - New York Times
What's Getting Into Our Children
This New York Times editorial, written by Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, appears in a series of commentaries that feature researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System. Read More

 

Climate Change

February 24, 2011 - MedPage Today
Warming Threatens Public Health, Groups Warn
Global warming has many effects on our children's health, says Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, including increased rates of asthma and Lyme disease. Read More

February 24, 2011 - U.S. News and World Report
Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health
CEHC's Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH warns parents that greenhouse gas emissions have increased air pollution, which ultimately extends both the asthma and allergy season. Read More

 

Flame Retardants

February 7, 2011 - New York Times
Q&A: PCBs in School Classrooms
Dr. Galvez and Dr. Landrigan answer your questions on the dangers of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for the New York Times Green Blog. Read More

 

Greening Our Children

May 13, 2011 - E Magazine
Confronting the Children's Health Crisis
Why are our children facing a health crisis? Panelists answer this question at the fourth annual Greening Our Children benefit luncheon. Read More

May 2, 2011 - Greenwich Post
Benefit Seeks to 'Green our Children'
CEHC Director Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc highlights the goals of the fourth annual Greening Our Children – to support research into the environmental causes of childhood disease. Read More

 

Healthy Home and Healthy Pregnancy

May 2011 - Glamour Magazine
The New Toxic Threats to Women's Health
Dr. Landrigan is one of 13 health experts who explain how toxic chemicals can lead to obesity, infertility, breast cancer and heart disease in women. Read More

December 13, 2010 - USA Today
Advice on Avoiding a Toxic Christmas
Do the holidays pose hidden threats to our children's health? Dr. Landrigan shows families how to avoid toxins during the holidays. Read More

June 1, 2010 - CNN
Keeping Your Home Safe from Chemicals
This CNN video features CEHC's Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, as he outlines how parents can protect children from dangerous chemicals in the home. Learn More

April 20, 2010 - The Daily Green
Dr. Landrigan's Eight Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
What can moms do to ensure a healthy pregnancy? Dr. Landrigan provides eight tips that help reduce environmental risks for newborn babies. Read More

January 12, 2010 - CBS News
Cadmium New Fear in Kids' Trinkets
The toxic metal cadmium is found in children's jewelry. Dr. Landrigan comments about this public health threat. Read More

 

Interviews with Dr. Landrigan

May 28, 2010 - CNN
Interview with Public Health Pioneer
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc discusses how he identifies dangerous chemicals and predicts the next list of highly toxic chemicals. Read More

April 25, 2008 - Discover Magazine
How Much Do Chemicals Affect Our Health?
CEHC's Dr. Landrigan is interviewed about his early career combating lead poisoning, his work enacting pesticide regulations, and his role in the National Children’s Study. Read More

 

Lead Poisoning

January 28, 2011 - CDC
Lead Poisoning Associated with Use of a Cambodian Amulet
Mana Mann, MD, MPH find lead in the beads of a Cambodian amulet, highlighting that cases of lead poisoning can result from non-paint sources. Read More

August 6, 2010 - CNN
Toxic Town Paves the Way for Lead Ban
On the CNN series “Toxic America,” Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc discusses how his early research led to a federal ban on lead in consumer products. Learn More

June 1, 2010 - CNN
Dr. Landrigan Discusses Lead Poisoning
CEHC's Dr. Landrigan discusses exposures to lead, mercury, and PCBs on CNN’s “Toxic America.” Learn More

May 13, 2010 - CNN
Scientist Taught the World to Get the Lead Out
Highlighting the legacy of Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, this feature explains how Dr. Landrigan’s work as a young epidemiologist helped produce findings regarding chronic lead poisoning. Read More

 

National Children’s Study

April 20, 2010 - The Daily Green
The Man Who Would Prevent Autism
CEHC's Dr. Landrigan discusses the National Children’s Study and its potential to produce ground-breaking findings.  Read More

February 25, 2010 - The Huffington Post
Chemicals and Our Endangered Children
The Huffington Post talks to Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc about “proof-of-concept studies” that link neurodevelopmental disorders to prenatal environmental chemical exposures. Read More

February 16, 2010 - New York Times
Wanted: Volunteers, All Pregnant
Published on the cover page of the New York Times science section, this article outlines the National Children’s Study. Read More

 

Pesticides

May 23, 2011 - Mother Jones
Will Kids Get Lyme Disease If Schools Don't Spray?
Do pesticides cause Lyme disease? No, says Mana Mann, MD, MPH. Read More

May 15, 2011 - Washington Post
Produce Industry Presses USDA on Pesticide Report
How can we protect our children from pesticide exposure? Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc argues for tighter regulations of pesticides in food. Read More

April 21, 2011 - Fox News
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked With Lower IQ
Highlighting a new series of papers that suggest pesticide exposure during fetal brain development is a critical period than childhood exposure. Read More

April 21, 2011 - New York Times
Pesticide Exposure in Womb Affects I.Q.
CEHC's Dr. Landrigan compares new research findings on pesticide exposure to earlier research that linked lead exposure to lower intelligence. Read More

April 21, 2011 - WABC
Pregnancy and the Effects of Pesticides
Dr. Landrigan talks to WABC New York about new research the links pesticide exposure in the womb to lower IQ in children. Learn More

April 21, 2011 - U.S. News and World Report
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQ
Pesticide exposure in the womb could stunt babies’ intelligence, says new research conducted by CEHC. Read More

February 10, 2011 - Reuters Health
Common Insecticide Tied to Kids' Lower Test Scores
Mothers who inhaled insecticides during pregnancy had children with slower brain development, says a new study. Dr. Landrigan comments. Read More

May 17, 2010 - ABC News
Can Pesticides Cause ADHD?

High concentrations of organophosphate pesticides could be a chemical cause for ADHD, says Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc. Read More

 

Phthalates

June 30, 2011 - Daily Mail
Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?
CEHC's Maida Galvez, MD, MPH believes that phthalates - an endocrine disrupting chemical found in personal care products - contributes to increased body weight. Read More

March 9, 2011 - WebMD
Short Anus-to-Scrotum Length Predicts Poor Sperm Count
WebMD summarizes the research findings of Shanna Swan, PhD on the predictors of poor sperm count. Read More

March 4, 2011 - Science News
Low Sperm Count Linked to Fetal Effects
Shanna Swan, PhD discusses the relationship between anogenital distance and sperm count and its larger impact on the research community. Read More

May 23, 2010 - CBS News
Phthalates: Are They Safe?
How safe are phthalates? CEHC’s Dr. Swan appears on 60 Minutes to discuss this endocrine disrupting toxin. Learn More

April 1, 2010 - Time Magazine
The Perils of Plastic
CEHC’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc is featured in Time magazine, discussing how key ingredients in modern plastic may disrupt the endocrine system and cause developmental problems. Read More