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:

Christina Chambers, MPH, PhD
University of California, San Diego

$109,992 over 3 years to study the detection of marijuana metabolites in human milk


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