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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Children's Environmental Health Center

Center Overview

Center Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Public Health Impacts: The University of Michigan Children’s Environmental Health Center is studying how obesity, growth, and risk of metabolic syndrome are affected by the interaction of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with diet during the critical developmental periods of pregnancy and puberty. Research findings may inform interventions to reduce the impact of EDCs on children’s health.

Primary Environmental Exposures: Mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as lead, cadmium, bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates

Primary Health Outcomes: Birth outcomes, child weight gain and status, body composition, activity patterns, hormonal levels, sexual maturation, metabolic syndrome

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