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Airborne Exposures to Persistent Organic Pollutants (AESOP)

Principal Investigator:
Thorne, Peter S
University of Iowa
East Chicago, Illinois; Columbus Junction and Louisa County, Iowa
Number of Participants:
Lifestage of Participants:
Youth (1-18 years, specifically 14-18 years of age), Adulthood (18+ years, specifically mothers 32-55 years of age)
Atmospheric polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Dietary PCBs
Health Outcomes:
Exposomics, Metabolomics, Obesity
Brief Description:
This is a study to examine sources, exposures, and body burden of congener-specific polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyl (OH-PCB) exposures in children and their mothers residing in an urban area where dredging of PCB-contaminated sediment is occurring and a rural area without known industrial legacy contamination.

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.

Project 6: Characterization of Exposures of Urban

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Principal Investigator:
Thorne, Peter S
University of Iowa
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