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How COVID — And Lead in Water — Highlight Government Shortcomings

September 9, 2020
The scarcity of solid information on COVID highlights the Trump Admin’s refusal to do what we clearly know how to do to solve a problem that, like COVID, impacts billions of people: the problem of lead contamination in drinking water. We don’t just want a government that protects us - we need a government that protects us. 
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How To Ensure Your WIC Program Supports Healthy Food Choices

July 13, 2020
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

July 1, 2020
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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Protecting Babies’ Brains at Municipal Child Care Facilities

April 16, 2020
Child care providers provide critical connective tissue for families and communities. While supporting immediate needs to address COVID-19, let's also embrace longer-term thinking to create a less toxic future with practical tips from the Children's Environmental Health Network.

What Do We Do in a Pandemic?

March 19, 2020
What do we do in a pandemic? How do we keep our families safe and sane? Find more ideas to add to the important advice from WHO, CDC and other health professionals.
Two people holding a baby and a bucket of toxic-free supplies at SDEV event in Dearborn Michigan

How City Governments can Partner for Success

February 25, 2020
"Dearborn applauds Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision’s work to help residents learn about and reduce exposure to toxic chemicals that harm babies’ brains,” said David Norwood, Director of Sustainability in Dearborn, Michigan.