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Breast Cancer and the Environment Research at CCCEH

Breast Cancer and the Environment Research at CCCEH

The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health is part of a study on breast cancer and environmental risk factors.

Mom’s Exposure to BPA During Pregnancy May Put Her Baby on Course to Obesity

Mom’s Exposure to BPA During Pregnancy May Put Her Baby on Course to Obesity

94 Percent of Pregnant Women Studied Had Detectable Levels of BPA, a Chemical Used in Water Bottles, Canned Foods, and Paper Receipts NEW YORK (May 17, 2016)—Prenatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in plastic water bottles and canned food, is associated with measures of obesity in children at age 7, according […]

March 17, 2016: Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Impulsivity, Emotional Problems in Children

March 17, 2016: Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Impulsivity, Emotional Problems in Children

NEW YORK (March 17, 2016)—Exposure to common air pollutants during pregnancy may predispose children to problems regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors later on, according to a new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, within Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute. The […]

Lead in Water Action Kits ($12) Now Available to Detect and Reduce Exposure

Lead in Water Action Kits ($12) Now Available to Detect and Reduce Exposure

Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health Supporting Healthy Babies Bright Futures Campaign to Provide Lead Test Kits to Families at a Low-Cost New York, NY (February 17, 2016) – Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) is making Lead in Water Action Kits available to families across America so they can test their tap water for the […]

Columbia's Dr. Frederica Perera to Receive $250,000 Heinz Award

Columbia’s Dr. Frederica Perera to Receive $250,000 Heinz Award

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2015— A tireless champion of children’s health whose research has revealed how prenatal and childhood exposures to common environmental toxicants can cause neurodevelopmental problems, cancer and other diseases was today named as a recipient of a prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment. The accolade was announced by the Heinz Family Foundation and includes an unrestricted […]

Mar. 9, 2015: Pregnancy Weight Gain Tilts the Scales for Child Becoming Obese

Mar. 9, 2015: Pregnancy Weight Gain Tilts the Scales for Child Becoming Obese

March 9, 2015 — Unhealthy weight gain in pregnancy has been linked with infant size and body composition but until now little was known about its long-term association with childhood obesity among low-income and multi-ethnic youth.  For the first time, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health studied the effects of gestational weight gain on […]

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