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Lanphear Bruce P.

E-mail: blanphear@sfu.ca

Bruce P. Lanphear, M.D., M.P.H., is the Sloan Professor of Children’s Environmental Health in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. He is also the Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.

Lanphear is the principal investigator for a study to the effect of fetal and early childhood exposures to prevalent environmental neurotoxicants, including lead, environmental tobacco smoke, pesticides mercury and PCBs, on children’s behaviors, learning abilities and asthma. He is also conducting a randomized controlled trial to test the safety and efficacy of housing repairs to reduce childhood lead exposure and residential injuries in 400 children followed from birth through 5 years of age. His research efforts are focused on identifying the lowest levels of toxicity linked with prenatal and childhood exposures to environmental neurotoxicants.

In 1999, Dr. Lanphear founded the first training program specifically designed to train pediatricians and other scientists in Children’s Environmental Health. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Lanphear was a member of the Expert Panel on Children’s Health and the Environment for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. In 2004, he was a member of the committee on “Ethical Consideration for Research on Housing-Related Health-Hazards involving Children” sponsored by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He is currently a member of the U.S EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Ambient Air Lead Standard.

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