Healthy Moments

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or taking your newborn out in his stroller for the first time, there are many moments throughout the journey that offer opportunities for healthier choices for you and your baby.

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FDA’s New Arsenic Guidelines Fail To Protect Babies From Neurological Impact

The 100 ppb limit suggested, released today, did not consider IQ loss or other forms of neurological impact, allowed cancer risks far outside of protective limits, and failed to account for children who have unusually high exposures to arsenic in rice.
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How To Ensure Your WIC Program Supports Healthy Food Choices

The Oregon Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) became the first WIC Program in the US to remove arsenic-containing infant rice cereal from its list of approved products to purchase with the WIC food benefit.
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Air Pollution & Heat Are Hurting Babies — Especially Black Babies

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a systemic review of recent studies on the link between the environmental problems of air pollution and extreme heat and the health problems of babies. The risk of harm is worst for black pregnant women, as well as for pregnant women with asthma.

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The partner organizations of Healthy Babies Bright Futures share the overall goal of measurably reducing exposures to neurotoxic chemicals in the first thousand days of development. This does not necessarily constitute endorsement of any individual project.