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Children who drink water from private wells at higher risk of lead exposure

New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.

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Children's asthma and sleep apnea has improved during lockdown – a clinician explains why that might be

Parents are reporting that their child's symptoms have dramatically improved over the last few weeks.

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Black families were hit hard by the pandemic. The effects on children may be lasting.

Setbacks in household wealth and the toxic stress of racism can have long-term effects, experts said.
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Saharan dust active at home and abroad

Researchers from Stanford University found that a roughly 25% increase in local annual mean particulate concentrations in West Africa causes an 18% increase in infant mortality.

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The Healthy Pregnancy Guide

Nonprofit organizations MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition released the new Healthy Pregnancy Guide to help parents-to-be navigate the challenges of making healthier living choices for babies and the planet.

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Your childhood neighborhood can influence how your genes work – new study

This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.
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“Nature deficit disorder" is really a thing

Children’s behavior may suffer from lack of access to outdoor space, a problem heightened by the pandemic.
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Climate change tied to pregnancy risks, affecting Black mothers most

Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found.
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To Kid Or Not to Kid review – why women choose to be childless

Director Maxine Trump's heartfelt documentary explores the pressures and prejudices facing women who do not want to be mothers.

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How does racism affect mental, physical health of children?

Living with racism - treating others negatively because of their skin color or appearance - leads to poor child health, even before birth
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Gretchen Goldman: How safe are children’s products? It might depend on Trump’s next nominee to the Consumer Product Safety Commission

I doubt you spend much time thinking about the CPSC, but the little-known agency plays a crucial role in ensuring that the products in our homes are safe.

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The impact of disparities on children’s health

Differences in access to medical care and treatment contribute to conditions that disproportionately hurt minority children.
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Amazon poor go hungry as Brazil slashes social safety net, cuts forests: Study

Worsening Amazon floods with reduced fish catches, along with government policies that shred welfare programs and encourage deforestation, are increasing food insecurity in riverine communities.
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