Research & Innovation
Children's is home to the Pediatric Environmental Health Center, which provides comprehensive, coordinated services for children exposed to environmental toxins. As well as offering clinical care, the center is researching important questions in pediatric environmental health, including:
- How do lead and mercury affect children of different ages?
- What is the best way to treat children with lead and mercury poisoning? When should medications that bind metals be used?
- For adolescents that work: what type of toxic exposures do they have, and how can overexposures be prevented?
- What do other health professionals, such as pediatric primary care providers, need to know about pediatric environmental health?
- What are the best ways to promote education about pediatric environmental health issues?