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Evaluative and Clinical Perinatal Research Unit (URCEP)

MIREC – Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals

About 2,000 women from ten hospitals across Canada will be taking part in this cohort study. The study has three main objectives: (1) to assess the extent to which pregnant women and their babies are exposed to chemicals; (2) to measure certain beneficial components in breast milk; (3) and to establish whether any health risks are associated with the levels of chemicals measured, especially heavy metals such as lead and mercury.

Website : http://www.mirec-canada.ca/site/index.php?lang=en

Principal Investigator at the CHU Sainte-Justine:
William Fraser
ARBUCKLE, Tye Elaine - Santé Canada (Ottawa)

Granting Agencies:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Health Canada and the Ministry of the Environment of the Province of Ontario

Amount Funded:
4 807 680 $

Project Period:

Project Team:
Nicole Lupien, Project coodinator
Gloria Sanchez, Administrative Assistant
Stéphanie Bastien, Data Management
Rosario Maticorena, Research Assistant
Annick Tremblay, Data Management
Gabriel Abad, Research Assistant - data entry
Susanne Anderson, Research Nurse
Josiane Osborne, Research Nurse
Josiane Osborne, Infirmière de recherche


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