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Your Environment. Your Health.

The Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR)

The NIEHS Exposure Science and the Exposome Webinar Series
Monday, September 26, 2016


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The NIEHS Strategic Plan places a significant emphasis on transforming exposure science through the development of new approaches to exposure assessment, the definition and dissemination of the exposome concept, and the development and demonstration of the exposome as a tool for both epidemiological and mechanistic research. In order to achieve this goal, NIEHS launched the Exposure Science and the Exposome Webinar Series on April 4, 2014 to foster discussions on international efforts in advancing exposure science and the exposome concept as well as challenges and opportunities in incorporating this concept in environmental health research.


The Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource, CHEAR, seeks to advance understanding about how the environment impacts children's health and development by providing children's health researchers access to state of the art laboratory analysis of environmental exposures and data analysis consultation at no cost to the investigator. CHEAR is designed to expand the range of environmental exposures assessed in NIH-funded children's health studies. CHEAR also provides expert consultation on study design, feasibility, and analysis. The exposures measured by CHEAR will cover the breadth of the exposome through both large scale targeted and untargeted analysis.

This webinar served as an introduction to CHEAR capabilities and processes in advance of CHEAR accepting applications beginning at the end of September. Presentations introduced the user community to the goals of CHEAR, eligibility and application processes, and presented some of CHEAR’s laboratory and data analytic capabilities.

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