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Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy, Maternal Glycemia, and Offspring Growth

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Fleisch, Abby
Maine Medical Center
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Prenatal; Infant (0-1 year); Youth (1-18 years); Adulthood (18+ years, specifically to 19 years of age); Adulthood (mother)
Assessment: Infant (0-1 year, specifically at birth); Youth (1-18 years, specifically at 3 and 7 years of age); Adulthood (18+ years, specifically to 19 years of age)
Air Pollutants: Traffic pollutants; Solid fuels
Health Outcomes:
Birth Outcomes: Birthweight; Fetal growth
Metabolic Outcomes: Obesity/body weight; Hyperglycemia
Biological Sample:
Environmental Sample:
Indoor air sample
Other Participant Data:
Growth and weight trajectories in early childhood; Serum leptin and adiponectin levels

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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.

Project Viva

Principal Investigator:
Oken, Emily; Hivert, Marie-France | Study Population Page Study Population c204
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Eastern Massachusetts
Number of Participants::
2,128 mother-child pairs
Brief Description::
This is a longitudinal pre-birth cohort study originally designed to examine the effects of maternal diet, air pollution, and other environmental factors, on child growth and development. In 1999-2002, 2,128 mother-child pairs in eastern Massachusetts were enrolled in the study. Mother and child follow-up is ongoing.
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