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Assessment of neurobehavioural endpoints and markers of neurotoxicant exposures

Objective

Risks associated with complex food contaminants are difficult to assess especially in regard to long-term cognitive effects caused by developmental exposures. These problems will be examined in a well-characterised birth cohort where extremely high exposures to organ halogen compounds and methyl mercury are known to occur. The exposures will now be documented in detail and cover the period up to 7 years, where the children's cognitive functions will be examined. Also, sensitive blood analyses that reflect adverse effects on the brain will be developed and examined to elucidate their application as biomarkers of early cognitive effects. The results will provide information on
1) biomarker validity
2) integrated risks caused by complex exposures, and
3) susceptibility of the foetus and child to cognitive effects.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK - UNIVERSITY OF ODENSE
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Winsloewparken 17
5000 ODENSE
Denmark

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