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Pervasive industrial chemicals are destroying children's brains

David Gutierrez, , January 09, 2016
Scientists are increasingly uncovering the ways in which ubiquitous industrial chemicals are damaging children's brain development, condemning a generation of children to neurobehavioral disorders from hyperactivity to autism.

This is What Happens to Kids’ Bodies When They Consume Artificial Food Dyes

Yelena Sukhoterina, December 18, 2015
Americans are consuming 5 times more food dyes than in 1955, and it is causing some serious health issues, particularly for kids. Children are more likely to pick bright-colored processed foods, and the food industry uses if not abuses this knowledge.

American Association of Poison Control Centers Releases Annual Poison Exposure Report

AAPCC, December 29. 2014
In 2013, America’s poison centers managed 3.1 million calls, almost 8,400 per day on average, according to the recently published 31st Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System

Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days

ANAHAD O'CONNOR, October 27, 2015
Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found.

More evidence children harmed by lead near Philadelphia 'Ghost Factory'

Alison Young,October 12, 2015
Children living near the former site of a huge lead factory in Philadelphia are six times more likely than children nationwide to have elevated levels of toxic lead in their bodies

Leave No Child Inside

AS A BOY, I PULLED OUT DOZENS — perhaps hundreds — of survey stakes in a vain effort to slow the bulldozers that were taking out my woods to make way for a new subdivision. Had I known then what Ive since learned from a developer, that I should have simply moved the stakes around to be more effective, I would surely have done that too.

Jewish Businessman Rescuing Yazidi and Christian Women from ISIS

Taking a personal example from Oskar Schindler, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust has overseen the rescue of more than 120 Christian and Yazidi girls kidnapped by ISIS in northern Iraq.