Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.
Topic: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Children’s Health
Some environmental chemicals, including some found in consumer products, have been found to be endocrine disruptors, or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can interfere with the proper functioning of the human endocrine, or hormone system, that guides many aspects of development and body function. Disruptions of the endocrine system can produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune system effects. This webinar will focus on contaminants implicated as endocrine-active compounds, as well as mechanisms by which they can affect children’s health. Topics include evidence of adverse effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the developing female reproductive system, evidence for health effects of children’s exposure to flame retardant chemicals and evidence of maternal, fetal and early childhood health effects from exposure to these and other EDCs, including epigenetic effects. The presenters, all leading scientists in the field, will discuss some of the latest research and provide guidelines for understanding how to prevent potential adverse effects from EDCs and how we can improve the health and well-being of our children.
Jodi A. Flaws
University of Illinois
Presentation Title: Effects of Bisphenol A on Female Reproduction
Presentation Summary: The webinar will provide information on the effects of gestational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) on the developing female reproductive system. It will also provide information on the transgenerational effects of BPA.
Tracey J. Woodruff
University of California, San Francisco
Presentation Title: Maternal and Fetal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: What we Know and What we can do
Presentation Summary: Dr. Woodruff will present findings on maternal and fetal exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals, implications for health effects, and methods for synthesizing what is known about exposures to support prevention of harmful chemical exposures.
University of Michigan
Presentation Title: Early Exposures to Endocrine Disruptors and Effects on the Epigenome and Health Outcomes Later in Life
Presentation Summary: Applying animal models and epidemiology to understand the mechanisms whereby endocrine disruptors cause epigenetic alterations that affect child health and whether nutritional exposures exacerbate or ameliorate these effects.
Presentation Title: Children's Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals and Potential Health Effects
Presentation Summary: This presentation will summarize current research on the measurement of children's exposure to both phased-out and new-use flame retardant chemicals in indoor environments. The potential health effects and toxicities associated with new-use flame retardant chemicals used in furniture will also be discussed.
Marie Lynn Miranda
University of Michigan