Wayne State University

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Living & Working in Detroit: Impact of an Urban Industrialized Environment on our Health

  • Over time, chronic low-level exposure to environmental stressors can lead to adverse health conditions and disease.
  • “Stressors”  include such factors as air and water pollution, workplace chemicals, biological agents, dietary components as well as emotional and psychosocial stress.
  • Some populations are at a higher risk: children, older adults, those with lower socioeconomic status, refugees and workers within certain occupations.
  • Furthermore, there are specific  life windows where people are at heightened risk, such as during pregnancy/lactation, puberty, old-age and during times when the immune system has been weakened.
  • Our goal is disease prevention through community awareness and public policy change.

 

​Reminder to Center Members…
Don’t Forget to Cite the Grant!
CURES Grant Number –
P30 ES020957