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HOME Study Summary


The HOME Study was first established with Children’s Environmental Health Center funding support received in 2001 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Additional funding from federal and foundation sources has continued to support the study.

The study’s objective is to examine the effect of low-level exposures (pre- and postnatal) to prevalent neurotoxicants on health, growth and neurobehavioral outcomes, and to test the efficacy of lead and injury hazard controls completed in the home.