What is SAI?

SAI is the acronym in Portuguese for Saúde Ambiental Infantil.

This field of science exists to study the effects of environmental exposures on children, since they are considered to be a higher risk group for exposures of chemicals and their contaminants. Because they are very vulnerable to environmental hazards, they are prone to develop some diseases that can be avoided through scientific research.

Environmental Health with its children branch seeks to understand the effects of environmental exposures to chemical or physical agents on children. For this, the SAI has three proposals to develop:

1) Obtain information collected in the various phases of childhood;

2) To contribute to the prevention of diseases in children and their diagnosis;

3) Implement policies to protect these exposures and their effects on children.

The PIPA study starts from the connection between the reality of the life of women and their families with issues related to pregnancy and the birth of the baby. In addition, we have the possibility of developing scientific knowledge in an accessible way and that meets the information needs of this population, related to the theme of environmental health.



BROCKHAUS, et. al., 1988; TAMBURINI, 2002, SUK et. al., 2003; LADRIGAN, MIODODOVNIK, 2011, MAZOTO, et. al., 2011

“Children’s health and the environment: a new agenda for prevention research.” / LADRIGAN et. al., 1998), Saúde infantil e ambiente: uma revisão das evidências (“Children’s helth and environment: A review of evidence.” / TAMBURINI et. al., 2002

Environmental health risks – what are the differences between children and adults?” /STRAFF, 2004), Saúde da Criança e do Meio Ambiente: Uma Perspectiva Global.” (“Children’s Health and the Environment: A Global Perspective.” / WHO, 2005

Landrigan and Garg, (2005)

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