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Deirdre Imus Speaks At event Co-Hosted By Friends Of Autistic People And The Greenwich Audubon Society

Environmental Activist and Children’s Health Advocate Addresses
Importance of Living Healthy Green Lives and Taking Care of Our Children
friends_of_autistic_people_2GREENWICH, CT, May 3, 2010 – Author, humanitarian and children's health advocate Deirdre Imus spoke at the Greenwich Audubon Center this Monday night at an event co-hosted with Friends of Autistic People (FAP). Ms. Imus spoke about the importance of founding the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and her core philosophy of how as a society we need to be taking care of our children and what it means to “live green.” Ms. Imus (right) is pictured with FAP president Brita Darany von Regensburg.
Deirdre discussed trends in childhood autism, obesity, and asthma and how the lives of those with chronic illnesses can be improved by limiting the number of toxins in our environment and making healthier, greener everyday choices.  
Ms. Imus supports FAP's plans to establish a residential farm in Southwestern Connecticut where adults with autism will live lives of purpose and dignity after many state services end for them when they reach 21. A green environment will be a basic philosophy at the FAP Farm Village Academy.  
Deirdre Imus is the founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® (, part of Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and co-founder and co-director of The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, also a 501 (c)(3) not for profit.  
Deirdre Imus, Founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center, has dedicated her life to improving the lives of children. The World Health Organization estimates that the environment significantly affects more than 80 percent of major diseases, including childhood cancer, diabetes and asthma. More than a third of diseases in children under the age of five are caused by environmental exposures. Deirdre has devoted her life to identifying and eliminating these exposures.
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