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The Yolton Lab is home to the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study involving a collaborative group of investigators from Cincinnati Children’s and other institutions who seek to quantify the impact of low-level prenatal and childhood exposures to environmental chemicals on health, growth and neurobehavioral outcomes.
The HOME study has followed its participants from approximately 16 weeks gestation to 8 years of age. Although the study is no longer recruiting new participants, we continue to follow those who were previously enrolled.
The HOME Study Has Impacted National Policy
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 used HOME Study results to consider implementing regulations of industrial bisphenol A levels. In addition, the success of the lead hazard interventions conducted within the study has impacted the “levels of concern” established by the EPA for lead in private residences.
Beginning in 2003, investigators recruited pregnant women to participate in the HOME Study. The study enrolled over 400 participants and is one of the most extensive of its kind.
Contact the Environmental Health Clinic with clinical concerns about environmental exposures or the safety of your home environment.
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