W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1996 Grants to Eliminate Contamination Affecting Children's Health

Center for Environmental Studies * Feb 1996 - $33,530
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
To engage scientists in a public discourse on environmental threats to children's health.

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice * Nov 1996 - $100,000 over 2 years
Falls Church, VA
To coordinate a national coalition working to improve environmental practices in the health care industry, especially in the handling and disposal of medical waste.

Children's Environmental Health Network * Feb 1996 - $75,000
A project of the Public Health Institute
Berkeley, CA
For policy reform and public education about the impacts of environmental hazards on children's health.

Environmental Media Services * Feb 1996 - $100,000
A project of the Tides Center
Washington, DC
To mobilize a network of scientists to counter misinformation related to environmental threats to children's health, and to encourage responsible media coverage.

Hamburger Umweltinstitut e.V. * May 1996 - $25,000
Hamburg Environmental Institute
Hamburg, GERMANY
To improve and advance the design of environmentally sound products by measuring dangerous chemical emissions from common household appliances.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine * Nov 1996 - $160,000
Environmental Health Sciences Center
New York, NY
To assess the economic burden of environmentally induced disease and illness in America's children.

Physicians for Social Responsibility * May 1996 - $75,000
Washington, DC
To engage physicians in addressing environmental threats to children's health.

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation * May 1996 - $75,000
Washington, DC
To produce and distribute factual materials for editors and journalists about the effects of environmental contaminants on children's health.

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