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Your Environment. Your Health.

Duke University

Neurodevelopment and Improving Children’s Health following Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposure (NICHES)

Center Overview

Center Location: Durham, NC

Public Health Impacts: Nearly half of the world’s children are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and this exposure is a major risk factor for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The NICHES Children’s Center is performing studies to determine how ETS exposure during early life impacts a child’s risk of developing ADHD. This research is expected to improve the understanding of environmental factors associated with ADHD, and identify new targets for developing treatments.

Primary Environmental Exposures: ETS

Primary Health Outcomes: ADHD, neurobehavioral dysfunction, and epigenetics

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