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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project 2: Water & Dietary Arsenic Exposure Related to Early Growth & Neurodevelopment

Parent Title:
Children's Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth
Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Cottingham, Kathryn Linn (contact); Korrick, Susan (subcontract, Harvard University)
Dartmouth College
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Prenatal; Infant (0-1 year); Youth (1-18 years)
Assessment: Youth (1-18 years)
Metals: Arsenic
Health Outcomes:
Neurological/Cognitive Outcomes: Neurodevelopmental outcomes
Biological Sample:
Fingernails/toenails; Urine
Environmental Sample:
Drinking water; Food
Other Participant Data:
Behavioral/Cognitive tests to assess behavioral skills (e.g., attention, impulse control), executive function, and cognitive abilities (verbal and memory); Altered growth (weight, length/height); Adiposity (body mass index, waist circumference, skinfold thicknesses)

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

The New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study

Principal Investigator:
Dartmouth College
New Hampshire; Vermont
Number of Participants::
2,000+ Mother-infant pairs
Brief Description::
This is a prospective pregnancy cohort study of mothers who use private wells for household water in New Hampshire designed to evaluate maternal/child health impacts of arsenic and other contaminants. The study has recruited over 2,500 mother-infant pairs (over 4,000 individuals) since 2009.
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