Individual Study / MIREC

Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals

Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals

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Initiatives -
To measure the extent to which pregnant women and their babies are exposed to environmental chemicals, as well as tobacco smoke. To assess what health risks, if any, are linked to exposure to increased levels of environmental chemicals To measure the levels of environmental chemicals and nutritional factors in human milk collect small amounts of body fluids from consenting participants to store in the MIREC biobank for further research on: pregnancy, fetal growth, health of mother and child.
Start Year
2007
Funding
Health Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ontario Ministry of the Environment
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Tye Arbuckle
    Health Canada

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Followed up them at each trimester and at birth.With the completion of the MIREC and MIREC-ID studies, a new follow-up study started in 2012. This study, also funded by Health Canada, is called MIREC-CD3, standing for Child Development at age 3, 5 years, 7 years and 9 years old.
Supplementary Information
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/environmental-contaminants/human-biomonitoring-environmental-chemicals/maternal-infant-research-environmental-chemicals-mirec-study.html

Marker Paper

Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Fisher M, et al. Cohort profile: the maternal-infant research on environmental chemicals research platform. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013;27(4):415-425. doi:10.1111/ppe.12061

PUBMED 23772943

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Pregnant women and their infants from 10 Canadian cities.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.mirec-canada.ca/en/