Is there a relationship between chemical exposure and young people’s health, behaviour and brain function? What are the current levels of pesticides and other chemicals in Australian teenagers?
An RMIT University research project is seeking volunteers to help increase understanding of these critical issues.
Researchers are seeking parents of children aged 14 to 16 for the Children’s Health, Behaviour & Environmental Exposures (CHeBEE) project, investigating teenagers’ cognitive function, health symptoms, behaviour and food habits.
The project will examine the levels of pesticides and environmental chemicals in the children’s urine, heavy metals in their hair and the genetic variation in detoxification enzyme pathways.
Recently published RMIT research found that eating a mainly organic diet for seven days could reduce pesticide exposure in adults by almost 90 per cent.
For more information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/healthsciences/chebee To register your interest in being involved contact Dr Liza Oates,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412 310 390.