New America Media, Ngoc Nguyen
Editor’s Note: The Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of a handful of centers in the nation to track environmental exposures in children from the time they are in their mother’s womb.
Focusing on children of farmworkers in the Salinas Valley, the group has found links between prenatal pesticide exposure and lower IQ or attention disorders. The group’s latest research centers on the health effects of flame retardants — chemicals permeating furniture, pajamas and other materials — found in Latino children.
Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Professors from University of the Pacific’s Chemistry Department will treat the community to a Victorian-era Christmas tradition – they will blow things up, turns things into orange and black and then explain how they did it. Continue reading