Effects of Cumulative Chemical and Non-Chemical Environmental Stressors on Child Development

On August 27, 2020, the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-08/documents/2020_star_ceh_center_rfa.pdf sought “… applications to support a Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. EPA is interested in supporting a transdisciplinary research center to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early lifestages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects ... The application should include the development and demonstration of novel and revolutionary quantitative methods and approaches to integrate multidisciplinary data (epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, risk assessment, public health, social science, and environmental science) ...” – If micro or nano plastic particles are such stressors, they would likely be eligible for study under this announcement #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Microplastic #Nanoplastic