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Faroe Islands Birth Cohorts

Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe; Weihe, Pál
Institution:
Harvard University
Location:
Faroe Islands
Number of Participants:
~2,000
Lifestage of Participants:
Prenatal, Infant (0-1 year), Youth (1-18 years), Adulthood (18+ years)
Exposures:
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), Mercury/Methylmercury, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Hexachlorobenzene, Dioxins, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane/Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDT/DDE)
Health Outcomes:
Immune response, Allergic response, Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity/Body weight, Cardiovascular outcomes, Neurobehavioral outcomes
Brief Description:
This is a group of birth cohort studies recruited in the Faroe Islands at intervals between 1986 and 2008 and designed to examine the effects of environmental chemicals on postnatal development with a main focus on neurobehavioral functions, metabolic outcomes and immune system responses to vaccinations in the Faroe Islands. The initial cohort recruited over 1,000 participants born between 1986 and 1987 with follow-up examinations at ages 7, 14, 22 years, the most recent follow-up, at age 28, has just been completed. A smaller cohort has been followed up to age 10 years. The third cohort includes around 650 participants with follow-up completed through age 13 years. The youngest cohort of close to 500 births has so far been followed through to age 5.

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.

Glucose Metabolism in Adults Prenatally Exposed to Diabetogenic Pollutants

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2015
Additional Details

Gut Microbiome in Adults with Early Life Exposures to Environmental Chemicals

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
Additional Details

Glucose Metabolism in Adults Prenatally Exposed to Diabetogenic Pollutants

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2013
Additional Details

Immunotoxicity in Humans with Lifetime Exposure to Ocean Pollutants

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2012
Additional Details

Epidemiology of Immunotoxicant Exposure in Children

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Mercury-Associated Neurobehavioral Deficit in Children

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Grandjean, Philippe Adam
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2007
Additional Details
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