LDA believes all children deserve healthy places to live, learn, play and grow. That’s why our Healthy Children Project (HCP) reduces pregnant women and children’s exposure to chemicals that harm brain health by advocating for safer products, food, water and air. We also the latest tips on how to protect your family from harmful chemicals.
Healthy Children Project Participating LDA State Affiliates
The Learning Disabilities Associations Affiliates on the highlighted US map to the right participate in and support the Healthy Children Project.
Click the state on the map to visit each LDA Affiliate website.
Parents have a right to know: New York Pending Bill Aims to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure and Close Regulatory Loophole
This Mother’s and Father’s Day let’s help end the 100% preventable childhood toxic lead exposure; Every child deserves a safe, lead-free home By: Kathryn Cappella,
It’s summertime and for many people that means more time outdoors. People aren’t the only ones that come out more in the summer though. Insects do too. So, we turn to bug repellents like sprays to protect our skin from pests like mosquitos and ticks. But, did you know that the active ingredients in most bug sprays are pesticides? Yes, with many bug sprays, we are actually putting pesticides on our skin – and on our children’s skin, but we don’t have to.
Here are some tips for choosing safer bug repellents for your family this summer from Tracy Gregoire, LDA’s Director of the Healthy Children Project, and Sydney Cook, the Director of Science and Research at MADE SAFE.
We know that exposure to lead has been linked to a variety of learning challenges such as ADHD, aggression, bullying, cognitive challenges, learning disabilities, and