Community Outreach and Translation Core

Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC): Description

Baby interview

The aim of the Illinois CEHC Community Outreach and Translation Core is to communicate with the public about reasonable actions a family, a child care provider, or a school can take to reduce children’s exposures to the everyday chemicals the Illinois CEHC is researching.  These chemicals may cause permanent harm to children’s health, so to protect children’s health, one tactic is to cut back on using plastics, tin cans, and aluminum cans.  These types of food and beverage packaging can shed endocrine disrupting chemicals into the body when we drink and eat.  Eating and serving more fresh food may be one protective alternative.  Other strategies aim to prevent children from inhaling chemicals or absorbing them through their skin.  This may involve opting away from manufactured fragrances and scents in cleaning products and personal care products, and adopting effective “green cleaning” regimens.  This research translation program also defines upstream policy opportunities to clear a child’s environment of chemicals whose effects on health and development may be permanent.

COTC: Contact Information

Family Resiliency Center

Community Outreach and Translation Core

Illinois Children’s Environmental Health Research Center

Doris Christopher Hall – Room 2021

904 West Nevada Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801

To learn more about the COTC, please visit our website, University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center

Tel (217) 333-7772 or (217) 300-3485

Fax: (217) 333-9061