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 An Apple a Day          
 2000 Poisoning our Children? Report from LA Times,    
 2000-Kids Brains and Neurotoxicity      
 Children and Zinc Supplement        
 Children's Health Advocates List, 1997      
 Environmental Health Network-EHN's Press Release- WARNING to ALL MOMS- Toxic Chemicals Found in Designer Fragrances
 Ideas for Education (on alternative pesticides and chemicals) tools-/kits for      parents and schools
 Is Your Baby Safe? David Kern         
 Letter of Support to Government Reps      
 NBC News Toxic Releases from paper, printing and other industries 911/2001
1999 Children in Harms Way Toxic Threats to Development by Rachel Massey 
1999- Eat Zinc and Be Merry        
2000 Lyme Disease Lawsuit, June,      
2006 Vacination Dangers by Thomas Smith      
2006-Asthma and Special Ed Children      
2006-Autism and Chemicals in Children from Health Day News  
2006-Autism could affect twice as many children as previously believed
2006-Behaviors Affected by Chemicals      
2006-Children and Poisoning        
2006-Food and Kids and Obesity      
2006-Perfume Dangers        
2006-Pesticides and Children        
Achievable, Website for people with disabilities, part of the Westside Regional Center
Another Article from Physicians for Social Responsibility for our Kids
Cankersores and Cancer from Toothpaste?      
Children and Environmental Abuse      
Children's health Trials        
Diesel Bus Fumes bad for children, February 2001    
Headlice and safe alternatives to hazardous Lindane           
Physicians For Social Responsibility, In Harms Way-Our Kids   
The Alliance Between Neways, CHEC and the Cancer Prevention Coalition
Touching Stories about Children…      
Website Childrens Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC)   
 2000 Poisoning our Children? Report from LA Times,    
 2000-Kids Brains and Neurotoxicity      
 2002-Asthma and Dietary Facts      
 2003-Asthma linked to Power Plants article    
NBC News Toxic Releases from paper, printing and other industries 911/2001
1999 Children in Harms Way Toxic Threats to Development by Rachel Massey 
2001-Traumatic Events and Children- How to Cope, September 12,  
2002-Ritalin Fraud, The Controversy       
2003- CPC Press Release -Public is Unaware of the Increase of Childhood Incidence of Cancer 
2003- Unhealthy Air for Children        
2003-Air Pollution Poses Greatest Risk to Youngest Kids  
2004-Asthma And Children        
2004-June-Children and Food additives       
2005-Essential Fatty Acids for ADD -forwarded by Kathy Burns   
2005-Toxic Chemicals in Childrens Toys      
2005-Unborn babies soaked in chemicals      


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Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
September 17, 2003 Wednesday
Kids at higher UV risk

      BODY: A SINGLE case of sunburn can 'significantly' increase a child's risk
of getting skin cancer later in life, the World Health Organization warned when it launched a global campaign to educate children about the dangers.

         "We know that a child's skin is more sensitive and even a short time in the sun can produce serious  sunburn," said WHO radiation and environmental health co-ordinator Mike Repacholi.

            "A single sunburn in childhood can significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life," he added.

         The WHO campaign, organised with the United Nations' Environment Program (UNEP), aims to help schools highlight the dangers of exposure to ultra-violet radiation from the sun and do more to prevent  melanoma, cataracts and eye damage.

         There are about 130,000 new cases every year of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer, and an average  2.5 million cases of non-malignant melanomas.

         Ultra-violet (UV) rays have increased in intensity in many parts of the world in recent years because the protective ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere is thinning due to pollution, scientists say.

         "As ozone depletion becomes more marked and as people around the world engage more in sun-seeking  behavior, the risk of developing health complications from over-exposure to UV radiation is becoming a  substantial public health concern," WHO Director-General Lee Jong-Wook said.

         International scientists warned two weeks ago that the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole was growing again.

         It had been stabilizing in recent years thanks to an international agreement to cut emissions of chemicals  that harm the ozone layer.

         UNEP said without that agreement - the Montreal Protocol - some estimates indicated there would be 130  million more eye cataracts and 1.5 million more cases of skin cancer in the world.

         The WHO campaign aims to expand to other countries the approach be taken in Australia and the US, where  schools have been involved in sun protection programs for about 20 years.

         It has produced booklets in several languages for primary and secondary schools that encourage children to wear hats and sunglasses, teach them the sun can damage skin and
eyes, and advise them to stick to the shade at some times of the year.

         "We would try and encourage children at school not to be outdoors between around 10 in the morning and  three in the afternoon," WHO specialist Eva Rehfuss said.

         "A final means of protecting oneself should be sunscreen lotion, but only as a last resort," she added.

         While some ultra-violet exposure is necessary for good health, the campaign also dampens the summertime drive for a healthy-looking tan.

         "A tan is really the body's defense against greater ultra-violet exposure," said Mr Repacholi.

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