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Russian Children's Study

Principal Investigator:
Hauser, Russ
Institution:
Harvard University
Location:
Chapayevsk, Russia
Number of Participants:
~500 Mother-child pairs
Lifestage of Participants:
Youth (1-18 years), Adulthood (18+ years)
Exposures:
Arsenic, Lead, Dioxins, Furans, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Health Outcomes:
Premature/Delayed puberty, Growth, Metabolic outcomes, Hypertension
Brief Description:
This is a prospective children’s cohort study designed to examine the association of dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), arsenic, and lead on growth and pubertal development among 500 boys in Chapaevsk, Russia. Peripubertal boys at 8 to 9 years of age, and their mothers, were recruited between 2003 and 2005. The boys were followed until 21 years of age and provided semen samples to assess markers of fertility in relation to early life environmental exposures.

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.

Effects of Arsenic on Adolescent Growth and Metabolic Health

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Burns, Jane S
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2015
Additional Details

Dioxins and Male Pubertal Growth and Development

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Hauser, Russ B
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2011
Additional Details

Childhood Dioxin Exposure And Energy Homeostasis Dysregulation

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Burns, Jane S
Institution:
Harvard University
Most Recent Award Year:
2010
Additional Details