Research

ChEHC includes researchers dedicated to generate necessary evidence to understand how environmental factors affect children’s health. ChEHC research effort focuses on questions inspired by everyday activities in the clinical setting of the Centre that can be applied to clinical practice, and also by policy and decision makers, and the public.

The complex nature of those research questions brings together a group of collaborating experts in various disciplines. (Click on the link to learn more about our research, team members and collaborations), as well as reviewing and synthesizing published information.

Current research projects:

  1. Mapping children's diseases and environmental emissions in Canada: a GIS-based framework for supporting multidisciplinary research and surveillance. This research project assesses the relevance of chemicals emitted by industries to children’s health in Canada. This project’s focus is on toxic substances known to cause cancer, neurotoxicity and congenital malformations.(read more)
  2. Air pollution, inflammation and preterm birth: a mechanistic study in Mexico City. This study is looking for links between premature birth and urban air pollution. The local research team collaborates with the School of Public Health, University of Michigan; the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Mexican Cancer Institute.(read more)
  3. Children’s seasonal exposure to tobacco smoke at home. This study will evaluate how Edmonton’s temperatures affect smoking behaviors and consequently children’s exposure to tobacco smoke.