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.
- ENVH 517 Children's Environmental Health
- ENVH 532 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
- ENVH 546 Pesticides and Public Health
- Continuing Education: Agricultural Health and Safety for Children and Teens. November 2, 2000, Yakima, Washington
- Continuing Education: Controversies and Advances in Children's Environmental Health, April 1, 2005, Seattle
Centers, Institutes and Studies
- Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research
- Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment (EDGE)
- Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
- Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens
- K-12 program
- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
- Educational materials from For Healthy Child, Healthy World, CHC's community intervention project.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Children's Health Protection
- National Institute for Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS) Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): "Are You A Working Teen: What You Should Know About Safety and Health On The Job"
- Spanish version of the NIOSH Alert: "Prevencion de muertes, lesiones y enfermedades de trabajadores adolescentes"
- Poison Information Center for Washington State
- UW Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD)