Safer and Healthier Pregnancy Awareness Campaign
We are seeking funding, for the production and disbursement of informational fliers and CD’s on:
1). Environmental chemical effects upon male fertility;
2). Environmental chemical effects upon female fertility;
3). Pre-conception environmental chemical reduction recommendations.
To be disbursed at upcoming Earth Day/Green events being held in Las Vegas, Zappos on April 19th, Green Fest on April 23rd, and provided to medical/health professionals for patient distribution.
Along with being accessible on our site.
As you are aware, the NTEF is the only organization in Nevada that has actively endeavored to inform and educate residents on the detrimental health effects of chemicals upon the body.
Every May, the NTEF does their annual awareness month. Last May with the guidance of the Moonridge Group, we introduced our ‘Safer & Healthier Pregnancy’ campaign. Which was predicated on various environmental groups’ recommendations. This year we are aggressively going to pursue the findings and recommendations from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IFGO). As six months after we did our awareness campaign, in October, the IFGO released their “Opinion on reproductive health impacts of exposure to toxic environmental chemicals.”
As you will see from this excerpt, this information must be disseminated for the health and well-being of our residents and other citizens worldwide.
“Preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is a critical issue for both women and men of childbearing age. Women and men of reproductive age can encounter toxic chemicals at home, in the community, and in the workplace. Chemicals get into the body through breathing, eating, drinking, and/or penetration of the skin. Chemicals in pregnant women can also cross the placenta. For certain chemicals, such as methyl mercury, the levels in the fetus can be greater than those in the mother. Furthermore, toxic chemicals can enter breastmilk after delivery: persistent organic pollutants and metals are found in the breastmilk of women around the world. Once toxic chemicals enter the body, the reproductive health impacts can be many, can be varied, and can manifest across the lifespan of individuals and future generations.
A wide range of adverse reproductive health impacts is associated with prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals that are currently in wide use, as well as exposure to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, which have been banned for decades but which persist in the environment. As compiled by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) documented links between prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals and adverse health outcomes span the life course and include, but are not limited to, impacts on fertility and pregnancy, neurodevelopment, and cancer.”
Donations can be made here.
Thanking you in advance for your anticipated support of this program.