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In addition to raising community awareness, information collected from the HOME Study has policy implications for many public health organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, WHO is using HOME Study results to consider implementing regulations of industrial bisphenol A levels, and the success of the lead hazard interventions could impact the “levels of concern” established by the EPA for lead in private residences.
In October 2009, an article that examined exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) and early childhood behavior in the HOME Study was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. This article received widespread attention from the media, including:
At the May 2010 meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver, several studies using information from the HOME Study presented preliminary findings. One of the studies concerned prenatal tobacco smoke exposure and child development and was widely covered by several media sources, including:
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