Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a systemic review of recent studies on the link between the environmental problems of air pollution and extreme heat and the health problems of babies. The risk of harm is worst for black pregnant women, as well as for pregnant women with asthma.
Child care providers provide critical connective tissue for families and communities. While supporting immediate needs to address COVID-19, let's also embrace longer-term thinking to create a less toxic future with practical tips from the Children's Environmental Health Network.
"Dearborn applauds Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision’s work to help residents learn about and reduce exposure to toxic chemicals that harm babies’ brains,” said David Norwood, Director of Sustainability in Dearborn, Michigan.
Cities have incredible untapped assets and political strengths. Around the country, mayors are taking the lead on pressing social issues—climate change, infrastructure, economic revitalization, health care, and more.
Purchasing decisions at the local, state and federal levels account for over 20% of the US GNP, or $3.9 trillion dollars. Environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) can drive the market toward more sustainable products while improving public and environmental health.
Jackson sits on the west bank of the Pearl River, and is replete with magnolias, wisterias and delectable Southern cuisine. Walking downtown affords a view of Mississippi’s “new” Capital building (circa 1903).