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Your Environment. Your Health.

Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH)

Centre National Institute of Environmental Research,
Republic of Korea
Contact
Eun-Hee Ha
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Womens University
eunheeha@ewha.ac.kr
Description of cohort The Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study is a multi-center prospective hospital- and community-based cohort study designed to collect information related to environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood and to examine how exposure to environmental pollutants affects growth, development, and disease.  
Website link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19629723
Location of cohort Seoul, Cheonan, and Ulsan, Republic of Korea
Chemicals/Exposures studied Lead, mercury, cadmium, phthalates, 1-OHP, 2-naphthol, cotinine, etc., in biological samples;
PM10, PM2.5, HCHO, TVOC, NO2, etc., in the home environment
Health or social effects studied Intrauterine growth, birth outcomes, growth and development, neurocognitive development, atopic dermatitis/asthma/allergy
Samples collected Urine, blood, hair, breast milk, placenta tissue
Questionnaires Yes
Key Findings Socio-demographic factors, psychosocial condition, medical history, health behavior, diet, electromagnetic radiation, indoor/outdoor environment