Children's Health


Children are not just small adults. Because their bodies and minds are still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to the effects of pesticides and other environmental hazards. This was first established in the National Research Council's 1993 report, "Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children." Yet even today, most risk assessments for environmental agents don't account for this fact.

Our research into the biochemical, molecular and exposure mechanisms that underlie children's susceptibility to pesticides and other chemicals in the environment, will help develop new models for assessing risks to normal development and learning. We also explore workplace hazards to our youngest workers.

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