CHAMACOS

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CHAMACOSCenter for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas
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CHAMACOS is a longitudinal birth cohort study initiated to investigate pesticide and other environmental exposures in relation to the health and development of children living in agricultural communities in the Salinas Valley, California.
To look at the preliminary findings of the CHAMACOS study, check out bit.ly/229vEKx.
Sixteen years later, the CHAMACOS researchers have published dozens of scientific papers.
Other CHAMACOS studies have also revealed links between flame retardant concentrations in mothers' blood and decreased fertility, lower birthweight babies and changes in thyroid hormone levels, even after controlling for exposure to pesticides and other environmental chemicals.
And the chamacos ran every which way could to land in the white light
Between October 1999 and October 2000, we enrolled 601 pregnant women as part of the CHAMACOS study.
Prenatal urinary DAP metabolites were associated with shorter length of gestation and nonsignificantly increased birth weight, length, and head circumference in a cohort of low-income predominantly Mexican women in California (Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas; CHAMACOS cohort) (Eskenazi et al.