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The National Children's Study; an international perspective
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    United States, Environmental Protection Agency. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
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    "The National Children's Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well being of America's children. The Study will take a number of health factors into account, including: Natural and man-made environmental factors; Biological and chemical factors; Physical factors; Social factors; Behavioral influences; Genetics; Cultural and family influences; Geographic locations. Researchers will analyze how these elements interact with each other and what helpful and/or harmful effects they might have on children's health and development. By studying children through their different phases of growth and development, researchers will be better able to understand the role of these factors on health and disease. Findings from the Study will be made available continuously as the Study progresses."

    "6/17/2008" - date from document properties

    "The U.S. Children's Health Act of 2000 authorized the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and a consortium of U.S. federal agencies to conduct the National Children's Study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) join the NICHD in planning and conducting this study. The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the U.S. federal government. Both the CDC and the NIH fall under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the principal federal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The EPA is the arm of the U.S. federal government that protects human health and safeguards the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends. These agencies are dedicated to working together to improve the health of all children through the successful completion of the National Children's Study."

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