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Community-Based Intervention Project: Reduction of Exposure and Risk from Pesticides and Allergens

EPA Grant Number: R832141C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R832141
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
Center Director: Perera, Frederica P.
Title: Community-Based Intervention Project: Reduction of Exposure and Risk from Pesticides and Allergens
Investigators: Evans, David , Carlton, Elizabeth , Chew, Ginger
Institution: Columbia University
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2008 (Extended to October 31, 2010)
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2003)
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects

Description:

Objective:

The Community-Based Participatory Research Intervention Project currently consists of two projects. The first project is an evaluation of a building-wide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in public housing. The project is a collaboration between the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), and the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH). The objective of this research project is to examine the impact of IPM on pest populations, allergen levels, and asthma morbidity up to 6 months after the intervention. This project currently is funded by a no-cost extension. The second project continues the NYCHA/NYCDOH/CCCEH collaboration, examining the long-term impact of NYCHA’s IPM intervention. The objective of the second research project is to determine: (1) the duration of IPM effectiveness by measuring how long IPM keeps pest levels reduced; (2) how long the physical repairs, sealing, and caulking last before degrading; and (3) the maintenance schedule needed to maintain IPM.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 1 publications for this subprojectView all 154 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 1 journal articles for this subprojectView all 139 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

children’s health, health effects, health risk assessment, assessment of exposure, asthma, children’s environmental health, air pollutants,, RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, HUMAN HEALTH, Genetics, Health Risk Assessment, Biochemistry, Health Effects, Children's Health, Environmental Policy, Risk Assessment, asthma, community-based intervention, prenatal exposure, environmental risks, Human Health Risk Assessment, genetic mechanisms, assessment of exposure, genetic risk factors, children's environmental health, exposure assessment, genetic susceptibility, maternal exposure

Progress and Final Reports:
2004 Progress Report
2005 Progress Report
2006 Progress Report
2007 Progress Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R832141    Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R832141C001 Growth and Development Research Project: Prenatal and Postnatal Urban Pollutants and Neurobehavioral Developmental Outcomes
R832141C002 Research Project on Asthma: Prenatal and Postnatal Urban Pollutants and Childhood Asthma
R832141C003 Mechanistic Research Project
R832141C004 Community-Based Intervention Project: Reduction of Exposure and Risk from Pesticides and Allergens
R832141C005 Community Translation and Application Core (COTAC)
R832141C006 Exposure Assessment Facility Core
R832141C007 Data Management, Statistics and Community Impact Modeling Core
R832141C008 Administrative Core

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