Chemicals in Children’s Markers

The Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) is studying the chemicals in markers used in California classrooms.

As part of the project, we have asked California preschool to 2nd grade parents and teachers to complete a brief questionnaire about the markers children use in their homes and classrooms.

We are also measuring chemicals in the markers. Results from the study will be posted here next year. Please take a look! You can also sign up for the CERCH E-newsletter which is sent out 4 times a year. To subscribe, enter your email address in the box to the right.

For more information about the study, you can contact Dr. Asa Bradman or Dr. Rosemary Castorina at this email address: [email protected]

Information about potential hazards in art products is available from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Click  here to find Guidelines for the Safe Use of Art and Craft Materials, and a List of Hazardous Art and Crafts Materials.

Funded By: Study Collaborator: Duration: Study Contact:
Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) 2013-2015 Asa Bradman, PhD
Director, Environmental Quality in California Childcare Research and Outreach Program
[email protected]

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