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  • Garden Mosaics projects promote science education while connecting young and old people as they work together in local gardens.
  • Hope Meadows is a planned inter-generational community containing foster and adoptive parents, children, and senior citizens
  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools

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Waterborne Transmission of Epidemic Cholera in Trujillo, Peru: Lessons for a Continent at Risk

Publication Date:

July 4, 1992

Abstract:

Study revealign true causes of cholera epidemic in Peru in 1991: a public health infrastructure not up to the task of averting a waterborne epidemic of bacterial disease....

Neighborhood Knowledge

Publication Date:

January 15, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the development and use of "environmental indicators" as a way for residents of Oakland to measure how their community is doing, year by year....

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Neighborhood Knowledge, (PDF, 1476 KB)

Deficits in Psychologic and Classroom Performance of Children with Elevated Dentine Lead Levels

Publication Date:

March 29, 1979

Abstract:

Landmark study showing that children without gross symptoms of lead poisoning could nevertheless have their mental capacities degraded by exposure to low levels of lead....

Bone lead levels in adjudicated delinquents; a case control study

Publication Date:

December 1, 2002

Abstract:

This study compared two groups of youngsters -- 194 who had been adjudicated as delinquents by a court, and 146 nondelinquent controls. The delinquent group had an average level of toxic lead in their blood that was 7 times as high the control group's level....

Bone Lead Levels and Delinquent Behavior

Publication Date:

February 7, 1996

Abstract:

Landmark study of 301 school boys, comparing toxic lead in their bones to behavior (attention, aggression, and delinquency) at ages 7 and 11....

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Bone Lead Levels and Delinquent Behavior, (PDF, 1412 KB)

Environmental Pollution and Disease in American Children; Estimates of Morbidity, Mortality and Costs for Lead Poisoning, Asthma

Publication Date:

July 1, 2002

Abstract:

Study intended to estimate the contribution of environmental pollutants to the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and costs of pediatric disease in U.S. children....

Baseline Human Health Risk Assessment (Cornell-Dubilier Superfund Site, S. Plainfield, N.J.)

Publication Date:

December 20, 2002

Abstract:

Health risk assessment of the Cornell-Dublier superfund site in South Plainfield, N.J....

Developmental toxicity of terbutaline: Critical periods in sex-selective effects on macromolecules and DNA synthesis...

Publication Date:

January 15, 2003

Abstract:

Study of rats reveals that timing of exposure to terbutaline is crucial in determining effects of exposure....

Perinatal Exposure to Low Doses of Bisphenol A Affects Body Weight...

Publication Date:

July 1, 2001

Abstract:

Study reveals that ras are unusually sensitive to the effects of exposure to low levels of bisphenol A (commonly thought to be very weakly estrogenic) during pregnancy and that effects are measurable in their offspring. In other words, this study reveals that TIMING of exposure is critical....
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