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 educate communities about children’s environmental health.
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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.
To join our community, make a contribution today. For more information, please contact Brooke Wershaw in the Office of Development at (646) 877-5696.
We hold a variety of events to help advance children’s environmental health research and educate the community.
Faculty regularly speak about health and the environment in community forums. Please contact us to invite a speaker.