Environmental impacts on health
The physical environment, which includes diet, housing and pollution, can have a large impact on child health and disease. These can affect health at all stages of childhood development.
Our researchers have expertise in spatial epidemiology, data
linkage, pollution monitoring and the study of biological responses
to exposures that will help to understand environmental influences
on childhood health and guide public health policy.
The Telethon Institute is increasing it's focus and attention on children's environmental health through the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Children's Environmental Health and working in partnership with other agencies and organisations to protect children from exposures to harmful chemicals and other environmental health hazards.
- Video: Associate Professor Graeme Zosky talks about his work in respiratory environmental health research
Related media releases
- Arsenic in drinking water linked to lung disease (December , 2012)