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The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health

photo from the mold and moisture study


The Center for Children's Environmental Health conducts research on environmental health problems affecting children in our region.

Mold 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

Chicago 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. (

Lead Exposure in Ukrainian Children
An article assessing the data generated by our US Collaborative research study. (Link to journal article)

Wheezing Illness in Ukrainian Children
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.