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Practice Update: Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology


October 6, 2008

Children’s health issues span a wide range of topics, including diseases such as asthma and childhood cancer, conditions such as low birth weight, congenital anomalies and neurodevelopmental defects such as autism and ADHD, as well as effects on the endocrine, reproductive and immune systems. Events leading to the majority of childhood deaths in the first year of life include birth defects and low birth weight. Threats to children’s health include air pollution (indoor and outdoor), infections, and contaminants in drinking water and food supplies, while developing/underserved areas may also face poor sanitation, vector born diseases, and malnutrition. 

Exponent scientists have extensive experience in children’s health issues, reproductive and developmental toxicology, developmental neurotoxicology, quantitative risk assessment and pediatric drug development. Our experience spans the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, academia and government, with efforts on projects at the state, national, and international level. We have practical experience in planning, conducting and coordinating investigative human studies and regulatory guideline-based toxicity studies. This includes interpreting study data relative to children’s health and risk assessment for standard-setting and safety assessment.

In 2008, Exponent hired a number of staff in the reproductive and medical toxicology area.  Click here to see the announcement.  For more information on consulting services that we offer in this area, please click here.