The Infant Development and Environment Study

TIDES study participants: access surveys here

TIDES is a study about how everyday chemicals in food, cosmetics, and household products may affect children’s health and development. TIDES researchers are particularly interested in how the mother’s exposure to these chemicals while pregnant may affect children before they are born, so the study will follow pregnant women and their babies. 

Pregnant women recruited in one of five cities during their first trimester will complete a questionnaire in each trimester. We will store a sample of the urine and blood women give at their routine prenatal visits, and then we will measure environmental chemicals in these samples. The women and their children will also participate in a follow-up visit at birth. We hope to conduct additional follow-up if funding permits.  

Enrollment of eligible women in the five participating cities is currently underway. In New York, For more information, or if you’re interested in participating, please click on the link below for your city:

TIDES is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH / NIEHS) 1R01ES016863-01A1.

Related Resource

TIDES Newsletter - Late Summer 2013 [PDF]