Healthy Children Project in MI

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a project of the learning disabilities association of america

In 2002, the Learning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project to:

  • raise awareness of environmental factors, particularly toxic chemicals, that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

  • promote policies and practices to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among pregnant women and children.

  • build a nationwide network of LDA members working to protect children’s health and reduce toxic exposures that may lead to learning disabilities in current and future generations.

 

Environmental Factors and Chemicals Impacting Michigan’s Children

LEAD

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) shares the distress of parents and professionals across the country over the situation in Flint, Michigan. The damage that has been done, and will continue to be done, by the contaminated water supply of Flint, is of immediate concern. – Jan. 2015

Letter to the Editor, Jan. 2015: (downloadable pdf) LetterToTheEditor_FlintMI_012716

GALAXOLIDE

Galaxolide_twitter02Galaxolide is a synthetic musk, a commonly used fragrance ingredient found in household products. Galaxolide is widely used by cleaning and personal care product companies and can be found in many products including surface cleaners, laundry products, air fresheners, cosmetics and perfumes. The use of Galaxolide has been steadily increasing in the United States over the last 30 years,

Facts About Galaxolide: (downloadable pdf) GreenScreen_FS

 

LDA of MI Working to Protect Michigan’s Children

Dec. 2015: Minding the Store at Babies-R-Us