Children’s Environmental Health: A Workshop on Future Priorities for Environmental Health Sciences
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August 1-4, 2022
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a free, virtual public workshop to discuss the state of science and knowledge about children’s environmental health.
The workshop will bring together experts in epidemiology, toxicology, dose response methodology, and exposure science to explore advancements in understanding the health effects from early life exposures to environmental hazards with effects across the life course, and implications for future priorities.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussion that may include:
• The state of knowledge on the vulnerabilities of different lifestages (prenatal, infancy, early childhood, adolescence) to environmental exposures.
• Science areas that may be important to advance the understanding of vulnerabilities across early lifestages, including exposures of people of childbearing age.
• Opportunities that may be critical to address and improve consistent application of children’s environmental health in risk assessment and regulatory decision making based on existing science.
• Implications of the state of the science to improve policies and programs to protect children’s environmental health.
This virtual workshop is scheduled to take place August 1-4, with half-day sessions starting mid-day Eastern Time.