RTI International to Study Hurricanes' Effect on Kids

A new study recently launched in Louisiana and Mississippi will look at how living conditions – such as storm-damaged housing, FEMA-supplied trailers, and unaffected housing – have impacted the health of children living in areas affected by the storms. Led by RTI International, the Children’s Health after the Storms (or CHATS) study, is funded by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will examine and compare the health of Gulf Coast area children who may have come in contact with air pollutants associated with living conditions after the storms.