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Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS)

Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Location:
Salinas, California
Number of Participants:
~600 Mother-infant pairs
Lifestage of Participants:
Prenatal, Infant (0-1 year), Youth (1-18 years), Adulthood (18+ years)
Exposures:
Bisphenol A (BPA), Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane/Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDT/DDE), Manganese, Pesticides, Organophosphate flame retardants, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), Phthalates, Triclosan, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Zinc
Health Outcomes:
Asthma, Allergic response, Birthweight, Gestation length, Metabolic syndrome, Neurobehavioral outcomes, Neurodevelopmental outcomes, Obesity/Body weight, Premature/Delayed puberty, Respiratory outcomes, Thyroid dysfunction, Dental health
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.

Related NIEHS-Funded Projects

Projects listed supported initial development of the epidemiological resource, added study participants, collected additional information or samples from study participants, and/or used samples or datasets derived from the resource.

Endocrine disrupting and immune effects of Triclosan in children

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Harley, Kim G
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2015
Additional Details

Current-use fumigants: Health effects of prenatal and early childhood exposures

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Bradman, Asa
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
Additional Details

PON Epigenetics and Neurodevelopment in Children

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Holland, Nina T
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
Additional Details

Current-Use Flame Retardants: Maternal Exposure and Neurodevelopment in Children

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Bradman, Asa
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2013
Additional Details

Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity in Children Exposed to Phthalates in Utero

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Holland, Nina T
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2013
Additional Details

Early Life Environmental Toxicant Exposure and Oral Health

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Arora, Manish
Institution:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Bisphenol A and Children's Growth & Development

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda; Harley, Kim G (Contact)
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2009
Additional Details

DDT & PBDE exposure, puberty onset and neurodevelopment in Mexican-American girls

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2009
Additional Details

Project A: CHAMACOS: Pesticides & PBDEs on Neurobehavior and Puberty

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Eskenazi, Brenda
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2009
Additional Details

Statistical Techniques for Complex Environmental Epidemiological Studies

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Jewell, Nicholas P
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
Most Recent Award Year:
2007
Additional Details