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Workshop on Optimizing Exposure Metrics For the National Children's Study

Summary of Workgroup Discussions and Recommendations

Posted: July 8, 2010

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Scientifically robust exposure metrics that are low cost and low burden are needed to link environmental exposures to health outcomes in the National Children's Study (NCS).

In an April 2010 workshop, scientists in the health and exposure fields from EPA, NIEHS, the NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers, the NCS Program Office, and the NCS Vanguard Centers gathered to identify the most promising and practical exposure metrics to use in a study the size and scope of the NCS. A summary of the workgroup's discussions and recommendations can be found in the June 2010 EPA report 600/R-10/064

During the workshop, scientists discussed knowledge gaps and potential exposure research that would fill these gaps and could be used to develop and evaluate the most efficient and effective metrics.

Workshop results are intended to provide operational input to NCS in the near term and to stimulate research in the EPA's Office of Research and Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the exposure science community to advance the national children's research agenda.

Final Document:
Workshop on Optimizing Exposure Metrics for the National Children's Study: Summary of Workgroup Discussions and Recommendations (pdf, 66 pp., 4.05MB)

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