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Conference Calls

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Health Studies- the Good and Bad – Has your group thought about conducting a health study? Not sure how to get started or if it fits into your strategic plan? Take part in this conversation, Stephen Lester, CHEJ Science Director and Teresa Mills, CHEJ Ohio Organizer will discuss their experiences.

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Community Health Studies

Assessing Health Problems

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PCB’s- Invisible Threats – Did you know that schools that were built prior to 1979 may have old lighting fixtures that contain a toxin called PCB’s? Recently in New York City schools the EPA tested the PCB levels and found some of the classrooms to have extremely toxic amounts of PCB’s in them. This can cause long term issues for children and adults if exposed to them over a period of time. Makia Burns, CPOC Campaign Coordinator and Anne Rabe, Be Safe Campaign Coordinator will discuss the problem and the possible solution.

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EPA Region 2 powerpoint: PCBs in Lighting Fixtures in NYC Schools

Thursday, August 11, 2011

PVC-Free Green Schools – Ready for back to school shopping? Before you purchase those much needed items for your child, learn the facts about school supplies that could contain PVC (a toxic plastic used in a lot of school supplies like backpacks and 3-ring binders). PVC school supplies often contain toxic chemicals like phthalates that are harmful to children’s health.  Mike Schade, CHEJ’s PVC Campaign Coordinator, will discuss what to look out for and how to find safer PVC-free school supplies for your children.

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The 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies