September 24 - Dr. Marya Zlatnik and Dr. Jennifer Adibi Discuss Protecting Our Children's Health
How does our environment play a role?
Join us as Dr. Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS speaks about the connections between environmental toxins and reproductive health. Dr. Zlatnik has a long-standing interest in environmental toxins and their effect on pregnancy. Topics to be covered during this workshop include: pollution, pesticides, plastics, and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), just to name a few. Dr. Jennifer Adibi will discuss her latest research linking phthalates, hormone disrupting chemicals found in thousands of consumer products, to prenatal health. Attend and learn how to have a healthy pregnancy! This session is FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors, but please register in advance. To register, click here. Special thanks to The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments for supporting this program!
Fragrance-Free School Video Contest
Schools can win up to $2,000
WHE has been a leading advocate for improving air quality in schools and increasing awareness about the dangers of commercially-produced fragrances. Our Fragrance-Free Schools Initiative is a vital part of making the world a safer and healthier place for kids to live, work and play.
In an effort to generate more awareness about this initiative, we are launching a student video contest. More than 53 million children and 6 million adults in America spend significant amounts of time in more than 120,000 school buildings across the country. School buildings can contain harmful contaminants and chemicals that impede learning and overall health. Studies have shown that certain cleaning products used in the school setting, such as industrial-strength cleaning products and room deodorizers/air fresheners, contain chemicals identified as potential asthmagens (triggers of asthma symptoms), allergens, pre-carcinogens and air contaminants.Click here to read more about the Fragrance-Free Schools Video Contest!