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NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series: Home Sweet Home: Love it Or List it! Surveying the Risk to Children’s Health Associated with Indoor Environmental Exposures

Title: NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series
Date: September 10, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

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: Home Sweet Home: Love it Or List it! Surveying the Risk to Children’s Health Associated with Indoor Environmental Exposures

In some homes, indoor environmental exposures poses a greater risk to children’s health than outdoor exposures. The webinar provides examples of innovative approaches for understanding the determinants of indoor exposures on children’s health, the mechanisms underlying some of these associations, and methods for intervening and improving the health of children and families who are exposed.

Featured Speakers:

Gregory B. DietteGregory Diette
The Johns Hopkins University
Presentation Title: The Role of the Home Indoor Environment in Asthma
Presentation Summary: Pollutants and allergens in the home can worsen asthma. We’ll discuss how to identify them and what can be done to help.

Andrew H. LiuAndrew H. Liu
National Jewish Health
Presentation Title: Everyday Exposures to Bacterial Endotoxins and Asthma in Children
Presentation Summary: We are surrounded by bacteria in our everyday lives. When are they harmful? Can they be helpful? What determines the difference? In this portion of the Webinar, we will explore the nature of bacterial environments in children with asthma, and what we have learned about these environments that might lessen the burden of asthma.

Edward D. LevinEdward D. Levin
Duke University
Presentation Title: Risks from Environmental Exposures Using Animal Models of Neurobehavioral Function
Presentation Summary: Neurobehavioral animal models can provide key information concerning integration of health effects from environmental chemicals, from molecular mechanisms of action to behavioral dysfunction.

Jennifer LowryJennifer Lowry
Children’s Mercy
Presentation Title: Jennifer Lowry
Presentation Summary: The patient in your clinic is more than what you see. Social determinants and the health of the environment should be considered in all patients in our clinics.

Bernard FuemmelerBernard Fuemmeler
Duke University
Discussion Moderator

Contact: Nica Louie (; 703-347-8125