Webinar: Neurodevelopment and Children's Environmental Health

Event Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

Webinar: Neurodevelopment and Children's Environmental Health

Friday, October 14

12:00–1:30 p.m. EDT

There is evidence to suggest that there are environmental effects on brain health, most notably an increased rise in many types of mental health disorders in young people in the last 50 years. The cause for this rapid rise remains unknown. Few genetic links have been identified and replicated, which lends support to a substantial role for the environment in these complex diseases. NIEHS supports a robust research program looking at environmental contributions to brain health in children. This PEPH webinar will focus on the current research findings and their relevance to environmental public health. What does this research show and what does it mean for health professionals, parents, and decision makers? We will hear from two researchers in this field and from a nationally recognized children's health advocate.

Registration required.

 

Organization: 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Partnerships for Environmental Public Health