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Perinatal PCB Exposure and Neuropsychological/Auditory Function

EPA Grant Number: R829390C002
Subproject: this is subproject number 002 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829390
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Gulf Coast HSRC (Lamar)
Center Director: Ho, Tho C.
Title: Perinatal PCB Exposure and Neuropsychological/Auditory Function
Investigators: Sweeney, Anne , Gardiner, Joseph , Peck, Jennifer , Persky, Vicky , Schantz, Susan L. , Symanski, Elaine
Current Investigators: Sweeney, Anne , Peck, Jennifer , Persky, Vicky , Schantz, Susan L.
Institution: University of Texas at Houston , Michigan State University , Texas A & M University , University of Illinois at Urbana
Current Institution: University of Texas at Houston , Texas A & M University , University of Illinois at Urbana
EPA Project Officer: Saint, Chris
Project Period: October 17, 2001 through October 16, 2002
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2001)
Research Category: Health Effects , Children's Health

Description:

Objective:

This study will examine the patterns of PCB and methylmercury (MeHg) exposures (occurring through consumption of contaminated sport-caught fish) during gestation and their effects on neuropsychological and auditory function among the children born to a cohort of Hmong and Laotian women.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 5 publications for this subprojectView all 38 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 3 journal articles for this subprojectView all 22 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

PCBs, MeHg, thyroid hormones, neuropsychological function, auditory function, in utero exposure., RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Toxicology, Health Risk Assessment, Risk Assessments, Susceptibility/Sensitive Population/Genetic Susceptibility, Physical Processes, Children's Health, genetic susceptability, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Risk Assessment, sensitive populations, neurotoxic, developmental neurotoxicology, biomarkers, childhood cancer, exposure, animal model, developmental effects, perinatal exposure, children, Human Health Risk Assessment, human exposure, methylmercury, residential populations, PCB, children's vulnerablity, assessment of exposure, neurodevelopmental toxicity, neurobehavioral effects, auditory function, biological markers, toxics, neurological development

Progress and Final Reports:
2002 Progress Report
2003 Progress Report
2004 Progress Report
2005 Progress Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R829390    Gulf Coast HSRC (Lamar)

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R829390C001 Neurobehavioral Effects of PCBs and Methylmercury in Rats
R829390C002 Perinatal PCB Exposure and Neuropsychological/Auditory Function
R829390C003 FRIENDS Analytical Toxicology Core Facility
R829390C004 Developmental Effects of PCBs and Methylmercury

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