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State of the science on children & pesticides

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by Pesticide Action Network

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment, an international partnership of more than 4,000 health professionals and organizations engaged with environmental health issues, is sponsoring an open-access teleconference to explore the latest research on how pesticides are affecting children's health.

50 Years After Silent Spring: Pesticides, Children's Health and the State of the Science will feature PAN staff scientist Dr. Emily Marquez, co-author of PAN's new report A Generation in Jeopardy, along with Dr. Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, senior scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute at Children's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

The Collaborative notes that this latest compilation of the science on pesticide health effects is a fitting way to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring:

The impacts of agricultural chemicals on children's health and development was a core concern of Ms. Carson. While there have been improvements in pesticide regulation and use, this report documents there is still much to accomplish in order to protect this and future generations.

The teleconference will take place Thursday, October 11th at 10am PST, and is open to the public. An RSVP is required.

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