Author Archives: Sarah Jones

About Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is co-founder and Program Manager for the Children’s Environmental Health Institute. Prior to this, Ms. Jones spent 11 years with the Children’s Trust Fund of Texas as a Contract Specialist and Program Manager, and owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast. Ms. Jones enjoys raising her family of three young children and her volunteer work at her church and children’s schools.

The Hidden Air Pollution In Our Homes

Outdoor air has been regulated for decades, but emissions from daily domestic activities may be more dangerous than anyone imagined. See full article from The New Yorker

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Coalition for Healthy Schools Back-To-School Kit

The Coalition for Healthy Schools has their new Back-to-school toolkit available http://healthyschools.org/coalitionactionkit.html

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Chemicals in Food May Harm Children

A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to … Continue reading

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Giving Babies Antibiotics or Antacids May Increase Allergy Risk

Giving Babies Antibiotics or Antacids May Increase Allergy Risk   Babies given antibiotics or antacids in infancy may be at increased risk for allergies in childhood. Researchers retrospectively studied 792,130 infants covered by a health insurance program. Of these, 131,708 received … Continue reading

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Common BPA alternative, BPS, crosses into placenta

Canadian and Chinese scientists have found the “first evidence” that bisphenol S (BPS), widely used as an alternative to BPA, can cross the human placenta. See full article    

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More Than 300 New Chemicals Snagged as EPA Implements Law

More Than 300 New Chemicals Snagged as EPA Implements Law.  Read More

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What toxins have you been exposed to? Your baby teeth may hold the answer.

Baby teeth may soon be worth a lot more than the sentimental value they offer nostalgic parents. It turns out that these teeth store a unique type of health record, with the potential to reveal everything that an individual has … Continue reading

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Lead taints drinking water in hundreds of schools, day cares across USA

Some 350 water systems that failed lead tests in recent years provide drinking water to schools and child-care center.  Read full article in USA TODAY

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PEHSU Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) program hosts a regularly scheduled webinar series. These webinars are educational presentations by environmental health experts that focus on current and emerging issues in pediatric and reproductive environmental health. These events are free … Continue reading

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IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series

Webinar participants will learn how to— Successfully implement the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework and systematically address IAQ issues with policies and practices that save money and improve health. Use the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App—new technology featuring the IAQ … Continue reading

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