Epigenetic effects of early developmental exposure to emerging environmental contaminants.
Hundreds of chemicals are being introduced into the market and their effects on ecosystem and human health are not clearly understood. Our research suggests that developmentally established epigenetic changes can survive in the body throughout the lifetime of the exposed individual. We, therefore, are interested in examining epigenetic effects of emerging contaminants of environmental concern in developing organisms. Findings from our study will provide insights into possible long-term health effects of developmental exposure to such chemicals.