A new study that shows girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever — which puts them at greater risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults — is just the latest report to highlight the many alarming health challenges facing our children today. Autism spectrum disorders are on the rise and childhood obesity has become a national epidemic.
Last week, the President’s Cancer Panel released a groundbreaking report, urging the President to: “…remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase healthcare costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.”
More than half of pesticide-related poisonings cases in California are due to non-agricultural use, including home use insecticides. 2.5 CME Credits are available for this training, which will cover clinical and advocacy skills related to urban pesticide illness management and policy issues.
The June 24th, 2009 training session of PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program “Exploring the Links Between Women’s Reproductive Health and Chemicals” was a great success! Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH and Richard Jackson, MD, MPH speak about women’s reproductive health.