Water and Children's Health

 

The Center has a major emphasis on water and children’s health. This stems from our history—a number of investigators joined the Center as they were hired as staff for the UWM’s Great Lakes WATER Institute. 

 

This relationship has offered a unique opportunity to link research interests in freshwater ecotoxicology to concerns for the human health implications of contamination of water supplies including the Great Lakes. In the current Center’s partnership between UWM and the Children’s Research Institute, collaborating scientists are now extending these basic studies into clinical and community health research related to children’s health.

 

Chemical and Biological Agents
Under Investigation

Cardiovascular Disorders

Dioxin
Volitile organic chemicals-trichloroethylene

Gene-Environment Interactions

Cadmium
Dioxin
Methylmercury
Warfarin

Great Lakes and Children's Health

Algal toxins
Dioxin
Lake Michigan pathogens
Lake Michigan pharmaceuticals
Methylmercury
PCBs

Metal Toxicology

Cadmium
Chromate
Lead
Methylmercury
Gold nanoparticles
Metal oxide nanoparticles

Neurobehavioral Diseases

Algal toxins
Ethanol
Lead
Methylmercury
Octylphenols
Organophorphorus pesticides
PCBs

Other Developmental Disorders

Cadmium
Dioxin

Oxidative and Electrophilic Stress

Cadmium
Chromate
Hypoxia
Nitric Oxide

Reproductive Disorders

Bis-phenol a
Gold nanoparticles
Volitile organic chemicals-trichloroethylene