Occupational or environmental exposures to heavy metals, organic solvents, endocrine disrupting chemicals, pesticides, and radiation could injure our reproduction and offspring and became important public health issues. We have been working in the field of reproductive and developmental epidemiology and conducted several occupational or environmental cohort studies including lead-acid battery, semiconductor industry, electronics worker cohorts, a prospective pregnancy cohort in Taipei, and Taiwan birth panel study. We have investigated the following exposures on fertility, fetuses, infants and children.
◆ Overall Aims
- To investigate environmental and occupational reproductive hazards
- To study women’s occupational health
- To study children’s environmental health
- To establish and follow-up specific exposure cohorts
- To promote human biomonitoring program in assessing and minimizing chemical risks