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 passing policies for safer products, food, water and air, pushing companies to eliminate harmful chemicals, and educating our members.   Educating members…

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No child or pregnant woman should be exposed to chemicals that may harm their health from televisions and other electronics they have in their homes. But the truth is that toxic flame retardants are in household products and get into our bodies.   Flame retardants actually do not protect us from fires like advertised and…

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LDA is a proud member of the Mind the Store campaign, which put out this recent report on toxic PFAS in food packaging at fast-food chains. PFAS chemicals are used to make materials grease and water-resistant. These chemicals are also harmful to our health and are nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they do not break down.…

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Dollar Tree Thrives During Pandemic, But Is Still Not Removing Toxic Chemicals Fast Enough Author:  Tracy Gregoire is the Healthy Children Project Director for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and is a long-time advocate for children with neurological disabilities.   While many businesses are struggling due to the pandemic, discount stores like Dollar Tree…

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During this coronavirus pandemic, proper cleaning and safe disinfecting are even more important. But we know that cleaners and disinfectants can contain chemicals that harm brain health and are linked to other health problems. The good news is that safer alternatives for cleaning and disinfecting against COVID-19 are available. Surfaces should be cleaned first, before…

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of highly processed food have skyrocketed as families understandably seek shelf-stable products and comfort food during these challenging times.  And while we may joke about the “COVID-19” pounds of weight gain from our she lter-in-place diets, there are also less obvious chemical hazards hidden in our processed food. As a…

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