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Pediatric Environmental Health Update: Research at the Center

Pediatric Environmental Health Update: Research at the Center  

 
By Erin S. Ihde, MA 
 
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center™ is pleased to report on two important children's health research initiatives: 
  
  
june-2009-head-licePediatric Head Lice Study
Last May, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center launched the nation’s first ever large-scale study on a non-pesticide head lice treatment.  Over the summer months, we refined the protocol, continued training our  school nurse volunteers, finalized regulatory documentation and scheduled site visits for September.  The nurses and research team alike are ready for the fall’s head lice season, as many children contract lice while away at summer camp. With the start of the school year often comes a spike in cases among students.  For more on this research, please click here.
 
  
CDC Funded: 
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Environmental Causes of Autism Study
Autism advocacy groups from around the country have long hoped for more research in the field of environmental causes of autism.  The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has funded one of the first of these studies, to be conducted by our Center.  We are interested in statistically high rates of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in New Jersey.  With the highest autism rate in the nation and high levels of pollution, New Jersey makes an ideal place for researching how environmental factors influence ASD rates.  As the study progresses, more information will be made available on our website.  
 
For more information on autism and ASDs, click on our resource pages below:
 
 
 
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