NIEHS Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity and the Environment

Dr. Rundle will be speaking at the NIEHS Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity and the Environment on Nov 29th at 2pm (

Dr. Rundle will be answering questions about childhood obesity and exposures to air pollution and phthalates, you can read more about the research on air pollution and childhood obesity here.

NIEHS’ description of the event:

Could early life chemical exposures explain the dramatic rise in obesity rates?

There are many theories on what is causing the huge increase in obesity in the U.S. and around the world. Certainly diet and lifestyle have something to do with it, but what about prenatal and early life chemical exposures?

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is pleased to announce a virtual forum on childhood obesity and possible links to environmental exposures. Whether you’re a concerned parent, advocate, community leader, or policy maker, you’ll want to tune in to hear the discussion and ask your questions about the latest research on obesity.  Our distinguished panel includes experts from: Johns Hopkins University, Kaiser Permanente, the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and the National Toxicology Program.

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