Project 1: Illinois Kids Development Study

A research partnership: Carle Foundation Hospital Research
and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project 1: Goals

  • Assess sources of exposure to phthalates and BPA in pregnant women.
  • Examine the relationship between prenatal phthalate and BPA exposure and physical and cognitive development of infants during the first year of life.
  • Investigate whether there are risk factors such as maternal obesity that increase susceptibility to prenatal phthalate or BPA exposure.