The Exposome | Student Poster | 2019

Predictors of household dust and metal exposure among children in the Salud Ambiental Montevideo research study

Marissa Kawyn, Supriya Pandit, Peter Bush, Elena I. Queirolo, Katarzyna Kordas
Image 2. SEM image of dust wipe A .

Image 2. SEM image of dust wipe A

Introduction

Because children experience rapid developmental changes in early life, many factors can effect their development. Unfavorable environments in the home can contribute to unfavorable outcomes during development. By using dust wipe analysis, predictors of metal exposure can be identified along with predicting biological outcomes in children.

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  • 9/25/19
    Childhood exposure to metals, pesticides and other neurotoxins can result in irreversible neuropsychological impairments. Whereas metal exposures have declined in the general U.S. population and significant progress has been made in the reduction of certain metals in the environment, other environmental exposures, like pesticides and air pollution, are continuing to be a problem. These exposures often occur in the context of low family resources, poor nutrition, or unsafe neighborhoods.