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
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
Galaxolide 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