Healthy Children Project

The National Academy of Sciences estimates that environmental factors, including toxic chemicals, cause or contribute to at least a quarter of learning and developmental disabilities in American children.

Learning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project to:

  • raise awareness of toxic chemicals that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders.
  • promote policies and provide guidance to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among pregnant women and children.
  • build a nationwide network of LDA members working to protect children’s health and reduce toxic exposures that may lead to learning disabilities in current and future generations.

LDA Iowa is one of the state affiliates who participate in and support the Healthy Children Project.

Check out the Healthy Children Project website for information about toxins, Coronavirus, and a wealth of resources.