Children's environmental health research - Highlights from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

Frederica P. Perera, Sheila Viswanathan, Robin Whyatt, Deliang Tang, Rachel L. Miller, Virginia Rauh

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Abstract

A growing body of evidence has been generated indicating that the fetus, infant, and young child are especially susceptible to environmental toxicants as diverse as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pesticides, lead, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Exposures to these toxicants may be related to the increases in recent decades in childhood asthma, cancer, and developmental disability. The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH), located in New York City, has developed four cohorts around the world to elucidate the relationships between these exposures and childhood illness. This article summarizes the recent findings from the Center's projects in the context of current research in children's environmental health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving in a Chemical World
Subtitle of host publicationFraming the Future in Light of the Past
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages15-28
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1573316539, 9781573316538
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1076
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Children
  • Developmental disability
  • ETS
  • Environmental health
  • PAH
  • Pesticides
  • Research
  • Review

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