The National Children's Study has selected neighborhoods throughout Montgomery County to participate in a groundbreaking study designed to look at how the environment may affect a child's health and development.
The study will examine childhood health problems like asthma, autism, obesity and diabetes.
The goal of the study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Findings from the study will be made available as the research progresses, making potential benefits known to the public as soon as possible.
Montgomery County is one of more than 100 communities across the nation chosen to participate in the study.
Organizers are recruiting pregnant women (and those who hope to become pregnant in the next few years) who live in different neighborhoods in Montgomery County.
The National Children's Study is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with a consortium of federal government partners. Study partners include the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
To learn more, please call 301-294-7111 or visit http://www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov