Advancing the Science of Environmental Exposures During Pregnancy and the Gene–Environment through the National Children's Study

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Correspondence

Victoria Pak, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 3624 Market Street, Suite 205, Philadelphia, PA 19104. mmpak@mail.med.upenn. edu

The authors and planners for this activity report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships. The article includes no discussion of off-label drug or device use. No commercial support was received for this educational activity.

ABSTRACT

In this article we provide nurses with information on the importance of studying environmental exposures during fetal, infant, and childhood development in the National Children's Study. Nurses should be aware of this study to aid in mitigating the complex health problems that arise from environment–health interactions. Nurses may help to educate the public, patients, and caregivers and are in an ideal position to be strong advocates for policy change and regulatory monitoring and enforcement.

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