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Extrinsic factors that affect child health and development
The differences that make a difference in child outcomes.
Our members conduct research in medicine, population health, and the social and natural sciences to increase our understanding of the conditions that promote inequalities in child health and development. This includes the social vulnerabilities that put children at risk (e.g. income poverty, discrimination, crime, food insecurity, inadequate housing and nutrition), environmental exposures that those from resource-poor areas may be disproportionately exposed to (e.g. air pollution, poor water quality, exposure to toxic chemicals or metals from industrial or agricultural sources, noise pollution), as well as the interactions amongst various factors.