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
Many people know that there is no safe level of lead but did you know that lead poisoning is an environmental justice issue? Lead poisoning
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.