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Your Environment. Your Health.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Children's Environmental Health Research Center

Center Overview

Center Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL

Public Health Impacts: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in plastics and personal care products pose a significant risk to young children and adolescents. The University of Illinois Children’s Environmental Health Research Center is studying the effects of exposure to EDCs during two critical developmental windows – the prenatal period and puberty – and addressing whether obesity or a high fat diet interacts with EDC exposures to increase risk. The center is also working to communicate research findings to parents, child care providers, health providers and policy makers.

Primary Environmental Exposures: EDCs such as phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), as well as high fat diet

Primary Health Outcomes: Child development, including neurodevelopmental, neurobehavioral, and reproductive outcomes

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