Faculty in the News: Susan Schantz, Professor Emerita, Comparative Biosciences

WILL-AM (Champaign, Ill., March 25) – Chemicals and other environmental exposures are affecting the neurodevelopment of babies and children, according to a study at Illinois. The Illinois Kids Development Study, follows pregnant people from their first trimester and measures their health and exposures to chemicals in consumer products. “We’re really focused on understanding what the risks are, but also understanding what the positive health aspects that could mitigate those risks are,” says Susan Schantz, a professor emerita of comparative biosciences and the director of IKIDS.