HDFS Health Tips

Couches, toxins and development: How environmental health at home can affect children

Family researchers discuss how environmental health can affect a child’s development physically and emotionally.


Raising a healthy generation begins with developing knowledgeable parents

Shauna Tominey says one of OPEC’s greatest impacts is helping parents and caregivers realize they are not alone.

HDFS Kudos

Professor’s work featured in The Bulletin

Kudos to Associate Professor Shannon Lipscomb, who was featured in The Bulletin for her work in developing a training program to help preschool and child care providers better deal with children who have been affected by trauma and adverse events.

HDFS News Public Health Research

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Flame retardants are found throughout the built environment in furniture, mattresses, carpeting, electronics, vehicles and more. The chemicals are added to the products and are not bound in the material, which causes them to be released into indoor environments.


Flame retardants can be detected in preschoolers wearing silicone wristbands

For the first time, researchers found that lightweight, silicone wristbands can be used as personal monitors to detect flame retardant exposure in young children.

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CPHHS faculty to receive $4.6 million in grants for early childhood learning research

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences have been awarded $4.6 million in federal grants to study how to better prepare at-risk children for school.