Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphates and Associations with Child Growth

Research project

Description

Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) are already ubiquitous environmental contaminants and their use is projected to increases as other flame retardants are phased out or banned. We will investigate whether prenatal OPFR exposures adversely impact growth from birth to age 3 years. Identifying an association may result in substantial public health gains as rapid growth and obesity in early-life are associated with life-long adverse health.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/1411/30/16

Funding

  • NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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Flame Retardants
Organophosphates
Growth
Public Health
Obesity
Parturition
Health