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DDT & PBDE Exposure, Puberty Onset and Neurodevelopment in Mexican-American Girls

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda
University of California, Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Prenatal; Youth (1-18 years); Adulthood (mother)
Assessment: Infant (0-1 year); Youth (1-18 years)
Brominated Compounds: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Pesticides: DDT/DDE
Health Outcomes:
Neurological/Cognitive Outcomes: Neurodevelopmental outcomes
Reproductive Outcomes: Premature/delayed puberty
Biological Sample:
Blood (mother, child)
Other Participant Data:
General cognitive, executive, attention, memory, and social cognition functioning; Clinical tanner exams to asses pubertal onset

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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