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Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research

Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research have been established to explore ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors. The Centers are funded by EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences with additional help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the mid-Atlantic region, there is a Center focusing on environmental triggers of asthma. The Center is located at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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National Children's Study

The National Children's Study is the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States. By following the development of 100,000 children from before birth to age 21, researchers hope to better understand how children's genes and environments interact to affect their health. Study findings may shed light on the root causes of many childhood and adult diseases and possibly provide new preventions, cures, and treatments that could benefit all Americans.

The following Centers are in the mid-Atlantic region:

Vanguard Centers

Study Centers

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