October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that exposure to some toxic chemicals have been linked to both breast cancer and learning & attention issues? With our partners at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, we are working to increase awareness of these toxic chemicals and how to reduce the risks for you and your families.
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.
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.
Who doesn’t want to be in the sun right? Sun provides vitamin D and is a boost to our moods. Those are both very good things for sure, but we still need to be careful. Here are a few ways to keep your family safe while you enjoy the sunshine this summer.