Resources for Parents

Understanding Environmental Exposures

 

  • Tox Town is an interactive website created by the NIH to help families learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals in various settings throughout the United States. The links for each chemical provide information on how exposure can occur, how it can effect our health, and a better understanding about the chemical.

 

Smoking and Tobacco Cessation

Be Tobacco Free – About Tobacco: Information on all aspects of tobacco use, including tobacco use in pregnancy and the use of electronic cigarettes.

 "E-Cigarettes may contain ingredients that are known to be toxic to humans. Because clinical studies about the safety of e-cigarettes have not been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you have no way of knowing:

  • If they are safe

  • Which chemicals they contain

  • How much nicotine you are inhaling
Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Additionally, these products may be attractive to kids. Using e-cigarettes may lead kids to try other tobacco products—including conventional cigarettes—which are known to cause disease and lead to premature death.

With e-cigarettes there are many unknowns, including the unknown health effects of long-term use. Currently, there are no e-cigarettes approved by FDA for therapeutic uses so they cannot be recommended as a cessation aid."

Duke Center for Smoking Cessation Dedicated to ending smoking addiction through research. The Duke Center for Smoking Cessation conducts clinical trials to study efficacy of current tobacco cessation techniques and cutting edge new methods.

ADHD Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. Their website has a variety of resources for parents and caregivers, and information about the support and training available nationwide for those impacted by ADHD.

 

On the YouTube channel "How to ADHD", a young woman who has been diagnosed with ADHD provides resources and insights for various topics that effect the everyday lives of those with ADHD. The videos provide fun, yet scientifically sound, tips and tricks for individuals with ADHD and their loved ones.

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