From Research to Action
Our research focuses on the study of how environmental factors may cause or aggravate disease, especially in children. By definition, diseases caused by environmental exposures should be preventable since, at least in theory, if you take away the pollutant then you will reduce the risk.
However, much research on the relationship between pollution and health remains in scientific journals that are read mostly by scientists. Little information reaches the community, especially mothers who are concerned about reducing their children's potential exposure to pollutants.
Although we don't know for certain the extent to which specific pollutant exposures may be related to a particular person's affliction, it may be helpful for the public to understand some of the current information in environmental medicine.
We inform the public about current discoveries in environmental health by translating the latest research into information that everyone can understand and use. Click on the images of magazine articles and infographics below to learn more about issues in environmental health.
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