The Children’s Environmental Health Center is the vehicle within the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research that communicates groundbreaking research on exposomics and children’s environmental health to the general public, both locally and nationally. It connects our science to a growing national movement of supporters and communities committed to ensuring a healthier future for all.
Children's Environmental Health Center
All diseases have an environmental component, and researchers at the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research are studying how early environmental exposures affect life health, disease, and development. The “exposome” is the measurement of all exposures from conception to death, including the social and physical environment, chemicals, and diet. Environmental exposures that occur in utero and during childhood are particularly critical to help us understand the development of disease and translate those findings into new strategies for prevention and treatment.
We provide informational materials to help educate the community about children’s environmental health.
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In 2018, the CEHC community celebrated ten years of supporting and promoting children’s environmental health research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Thanks in part to the philanthropic support of the CEHC and other major donors, Mount Sinai leads the field both in discovering environmental causes of disease and reinventing the science on how we approach the complex impact of the environment on human health throughout the full life course. Our internationally renowned and talented team of scientists, combined with cutting-edge technology in the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environment Health Sciences Laboratory, are making breakthroughs possible.
To join our community, make a contribution today. For more information, please contact Erica Edwards in the Office of Development at 646-605-8714.
We hold a variety of events to help advance children’s environmental health research and educate the community. Upcoming and recent events:
Simple Steps to Safeguard Your Family from Toxic Environmental Exposures
Hudson River Park Mothers Group
June 18, 2019
Cracking the Code Luncheon
April 15, 2019
Community Pesticides Forum
April 5-6, 2019
Citizen Science in NYC School Communities Teacher Training Workshop
Feb 9, 2019
Clinical Climate Change
January 12, 2019
NYC Exposome Symposium
November 2-3, 2018
Greening Our Children 10th Anniversary Benefit
May 9, 2018