The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental
Center for Children's Environmental Health conducts research on environmental
health problems affecting children in our region.
and Moisture Study
An intervention trial of the effect of reducing unwanted moisture in the home
on the severity of symptoms in patients with asthma and infant pulmonary hemosiderosis
Blood Lead Mapping Study
A collaborative research program involving USEPA Region V, the Chicago Department
of Health, and the Center for Children's Environmental Health which applies
geographic information systems (GIS) technology to studying trends in the incidence
and detection of childhood lead poisoning in Chicago.
Measuring PAH Exposure in Ukrainian Children
A study that was planned and performed
with needed assistance and coordination with multiple Ukrainian
research and clinical partners. The study measured a urinary
marker of PAH exposure in 48 three-year-old children in Mariupol,
Ukraine who lived near a steel mill and coking facility and
compared them to 1-OHP concentrations measured in 42 three-year-old
children living in the capital city of Kyiv, Ukraine. (http://www.ehponline.org/members/2005/7898/7898.html)
Lead Exposure in Ukrainian Children
Wheezing Illness in Ukrainian Children
An article assessing the data generated by our US Collaborative
research study. (Link to journal article)
GLC researchers investigated risk factors for wheezing illness among 7 year old participants in the Ukrainian component of the European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood.