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Study of 100 000 children is due to start next year

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7520.798-c (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:798
  1. Marwick Charles
  1. Washington, DC

    A US study of 100 000 children that will look at environmental influences on their health took a step forward last week, when the US government announced it had granted the first six contracts for the study.

    The national children's study, described as the largest of its type ever undertaken, has been five years in the planning and will cost an estimated $2.7bn (£1.5bn; £2.3bn). It was mandated by Congress in 2000 and is being run together with other federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The study …

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