Topic: Children's health

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

April 2, 2014

Editor's note from UT Austin media relations office on funding: As noted in the release, this study was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Nordic Research Opportunity program, a joint program between NSF and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).

AUSTIN, Texas  In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

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School (Lab) School

April 23, 2012
School (Lab) School

The Child and Family Laboratory supports high-quality experiences for young kids and research and teaching for faculty and students across disciplines.

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Dell Pediatric Research Institute Receives $1 Million Gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation

April 24, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin today received a $1 million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for capital support of the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, a cutting-edge center for children's health research in Central Texas.

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