U.S. EPA Awards U.C. Davis $800,000 to Study How Chemical Exposures May Impact Brain Development

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U.S. EPA Awards U.C. Davis $800,000 to Study How Chemical Exposures May Impact Brain Development

More than $3 million awarded nationally to brain development researchers

SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $3 million in grants to research institutions to better understand how chemicals interact with biological processes and how these interactions may lead to altered brain development. The studies are focused on improving EPA’s ability to predict the potential health effects of chemical exposures. The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is one of the four grantees to receive $800,000 to conduct research on developmental neurotoxicity.

“This research will transform our understanding of how exposure to chemicals during sensitive lifestages affects the development of the brain,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “By better predicting whether chemicals have the potential to impact health and human development, these grants will not only advance the science necessary to improve chemical safety but protect the…

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