NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2015 Webinar: The Role of Environmental Exposure in Childhood Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Neurobehavioral Abnormalities
|Title:||NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection|
|Date:||February 11, 2015 (Postponed from December 2014)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
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: The Role of Environmental Exposure in Childhood Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Neurobehavioral Abnormalities
Summary: Dr. Rundle will present recent findings from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health's research on the effects of prenatal PAH exposures on children's individual growth curves and will discuss latent classes of growth curves that are associated with PAH exposure.
Summary: Exposure to metals and EDCs during pregnancy and childhood can affect metabolic syndrome risk in adolescence. Use of new technologies, such as, metabolomics biomarkers may enhance our ability to understand pathways by which toxicants lead to metabolic syndrome.
Susan A. Korrick
Summary: There is limited, if any, epidemiologic research on the impact of adolescent exposure to phenols and phthalates on adolescent neurobehavior despite likely increased susceptibility to such exposures in this age group. In this pilot study, we assessed this relationship and demonstrated preliminary support for hypothesized associations of adolescent BPA or phthalate exposures with adverse neurobehavior.
Nica Louie (email@example.com); 703-347-8125
Metals, EDCs and biomarkers of metabolic syndrome risk in adolescence (PDF)(23 pp, 3 MB, 11/4/2016)
Prenatal Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Childhood BMI Trajectories (PDF)(24 pp, 564 K, 11/4/2016)