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Your Environment. Your Health.

Current-Use Fumigants: Health Effects of Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposures

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Bradman, Asa
University of California, Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Prenatal; Infant (0-1 year); Youth (1-18 years); Adulthood (mother)
Assessment: Youth (1-18 years, specifically 7 years of age)
Pesticides: Chloropicrin; 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-DCP); Methyl bromide (MeBr); Metam sodium
Health Outcomes:
Birth Outcomes: Birthweight; Gestational age
Neurological/Cognitive Outcomes: Neurodevelopmental outcomes
Respiratory Outcomes:
Biological Sample:
Other Participant Data:
Cognition; Motor functioning; Attention; Lung function; Residential proximity to fumigant use
Genes or Other DNA Products Studied:
Th1 and Th2 cytokine expression

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS)

Principal Investigator:
University of California, Berkeley
Salinas, California
Number of Participants::
~600 Mother-infant pairs
Brief Description::
This is a pregnancy study examining the effects, including the cumulative effects, of chemicals and other factors in the environment on children’s health among pregnant women and children living in the Salinas Valley, California. This study has enrolled approximately 600 participants since 1999.
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