A decade of children's environmental health research : highlights from EPA's Science to Achieve Results program / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
- Additional Titles:
- Decade of children's environmental health research : highlights from Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results program
Highlights from EPA's Science to Achieve Results program
- [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, [National Center for Environmental Research], 
- Physical Description:
- iii, 30 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
- Additional Creators:
- National Center for Environmental Research (U.S.)
ICF International (Firm)
Full Text available online
- Glossary -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- How this report is organized -- Important findings across life stages -- Prenatal: pollutant exposure -- Neonatal: genetic vulnerability -- Infant/crawler: early immune function -- Toddler: behaviors that affect pollutant exposure -- Preschooler: neurological disorders -- School-age: asthma intervention programs -- Children's health and the environment: emerging trends, current work, and future directions - -Interpreting human biomonitoring information-- Community-based risk approaches: exploring interactions between chemical and nonchemical stressors -- Epilogue -- Links to additional information -- References.
- These 10 years of STAR research studies have shed light on how environmental exposures change from newborn to school-age children and on some of the genetic factors that contribute to children's vulnerability. This research has also provided insight on how to assess children's exposures, what biological markers tell us about exposure or effects, and what steps need to be taken to prevent harmful exposures. Some of the major findings of this research include: People metabolize pesticides differently based on their genotype; some faster, others slower. This finding is of particular concern during pregnancy, as many babies do not develop the ability to metabolize some pesticides during the first two years of life, putting them at greater risks of health effects. Children living close to major roadways in Southern California have a higher risk of asthma. EPA's ban on two household pesticides (diazinon and chlorpyrifos) resulted in a rapid decrease in exposures in New York City. Children born after the ban were also healthier. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be effectively implemented in urban areas to reduce both pesticide and allergen triggers. Community partners play a critical role in informing, implementing, and translating children's environmental health research.
- "December 2007."
Shipping list no.: 2008-0314-P.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Summary report.
- Other Forms:
- Also available via the World Wide Web from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site. Address as of 07/14/08: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/publications/research%5Fresults%5Fsynthesis/ceh%5Freport%5F508.pdf ; current access available via PURL.
- Funding Information:
- This report was prepared by ICF International...under EPA contract 68-C-03-137 03-5 04-3
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