Six New Cities Will Reduce Neurotoxic Exposures in Babies’ Air, Food, and Environments

Exciting news: Healthy Babies Bright Futures and the Mayors Innovation Project just announced the winners of our 2022 Healthy Babies Initiative! Six new city projects will tackle one of three neurotoxic exposures to babies.

Connecting the Dots – Early Childhood Development, Climate, and Neurotoxins

The National League of Cities partnered with Bright Cities to convene local and state leaders for a conversation about strategies to equitably reduce exposures that harm the developing brain while providing climate adaptation co-benefits, and the impact on children’s ability to grow and thrive in their communities. 

Boulder, CO Residents Help Transition Neighborhood Spaces to Organic Turf Maintenance

City staff and partners implemented a pilot project that transitioned three neighborhoods to chemical-free turf maintenance, inherently making the community safer for its smallest residents.

Healthy Moments

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or taking your newborn out in his stroller for the first time, there are many moments throughout the journey that offer opportunities for healthier choices for you and your baby.


The partner organizations of Healthy Babies Bright Futures share the overall goal of measurably reducing exposures to neurotoxic chemicals in the first thousand days of development. This does not necessarily constitute endorsement of any individual project.