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University of California, Davis

Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention

Center Overview

Center Location: Davis, California

Public Health Impacts: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) continue to increase at an alarming rate, and current research suggests that interactions among multiple genes, epigenetic factors, and environmental exposures may contribute to an increased incidence of the disease. The UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention is using a multidisciplinary approach and working with communities to identify and understand the etiology of ASD. This research could potentially inform development of targeted interventions to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their families.

Primary Environmental Exposures: Neurotoxicants and immunotoxicants, including mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polybrominated ethers (PBDEs)

Primary Health Outcomes: ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders

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