The early environment affects health and development in childhood and beyond.
Its influence starts from before a child is even conceived -
that's why we also need to care about the health and wellbeing of
Factors including infection, climate, nutrition and physical activity, sunlight, the built environment, pollutants and the complex range of bacteria living in and around us, all can have an impact.
Understanding these exposures and their impact on children, particularly in early life, is key to preventing and treating a number of common, chronic conditions in childhood and beyond.
Our research into The Early Environment includes:
You can learn more about the work we are doing in this field by visiting our 'Discover Us' and 'Real Research, Real Stories' pages on our dedicated TV channel at telethonkidstv.org.au