Environmental Hazards (Nutrient Competitors)

The Foundation is interested in projects that evaluate the effects of environmental hazards on infants and young children. Applied research projects that document the impact of, or ameliorate effects of, environmental hazards on the growth and development of infants and young children are the focus of this area of interest.

Typical projects funded in this area of interest may include projects aimed at:

  • Exposures and their effects on infants and toddlers
  • Methods to lessen the effects of exposures

Recent projects include:

Hoffman, MD
Duke University, Durham

$220,198 over 3 years to study the effects on the immune function of young children exposed to organophosphate flame retardants

Aaron Reitman, MD
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

$20,000 over 1.5 years to study iron overload in infants undergoing ECMO therapy

Mohamad Elabiad, MD
University of Tennessee, Memphis

$26,818 over 2 years to study the pharmacokinetics of lead, mercury and cadmium in preterm infants after blood transfusion