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Validation of Meconium Markers of Fetal Neurotoxicant Exposures

EPA Grant Number: R829389C002
Subproject: this is subproject number 002 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829389
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: CECEHDPR - University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Prevalent Neurotoxicants in Children
Center Director: Lanphear, Bruce
Title: Validation of Meconium Markers of Fetal Neurotoxicant Exposures
Investigators: Dietrich, Kim , Barr, Dana , Bearer, Cynthia , Hornung, Richard , Khoury, Jane , Lanphear, Bruce
Current Investigators: Bearer, Cynthia
Institution: University of Cincinnati , Case Western Reserve University , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Children Hospital of Cincinnati
Current Institution: Case Western Reserve University
EPA Project Officer: Fields, Nigel
Project Period: November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2006
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2001)
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects

Description:

Objective:

The objective of this research project is to test meconium levels as a biomarker of fetal exposure to numerous toxicants.

Supplemental Keywords:

toxicology, ADHD, behavioral assessment, behavioral deficit, genetic susceptibility, pesticides, biomarkers, environmental agents, exposure, exposure assessment, hearing loss, lead, meconium, neurotoxicity, pesticide exposure, risk assessment, toxicants, lead-based paint, lead hazard control,, RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Toxicology, Health Risk Assessment, Chemistry, Risk Assessments, Children's Health, Biology, Risk Assessment, pesticide exposure, lead, pesticides, behavioral assessment, children, neurotoxicity, fetus, toxicity, behavioral deficits, biological markers, exposure assessment, biomarker

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


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R829389    CECEHDPR - University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Prevalent Neurotoxicants in Children

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R829389C001 Neurobehavioral Effects of Prevalent Toxicants in Children
R829389C002 Validation of Meconium Markers of Fetal Neurotoxicant Exposures
R829389C003 Community-Based Research Project Identifying Residential Hazards Using Home Test Kits
R829389C004 Early Exposure to Lead and Adult Antisocial Outcome
R829389C005 Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Brain Function Altered by Lead Exposure

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