Maternal Organics Monitoring Study

To collect and analyze biological (blood, cord, urine) samples from 200 Alaska Native mother-infant pairs over the period of one year. The levels of persistent organic pollutants, heavy metals, cytokines, selenium and a fatty acid profile in pregnant women and newborn infants will be measured, as will levels of radioactive isotopes, phthalate, mercury, arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and phytoestrogensin.
Funding Partners:
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Program Partners:
  • CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health
Program Location:
Alaska, USA