At Utrecht University, IRAS researchers are working together with world-leading scientists in order to improve children's health. Children growing up today will eventually shape our world in the near future, so we are investing in the future. But children are also a vulnerable group, and we as a society must ensure that they can grow up healthy.
Do communications technologies and environmental exposures affect the risk of brain tumours in young people? The overall objective of the MOBI-KIDS project is to assess the potential link between the risk of brain tumours and environmental risk factors, including use of communication devices. Experts from 16 European and non-European countries are involved in the study.
Project member: Hans Kromhout
Funded by: European Union (grant agreement FP7-ENV-2008-226873) and local and national funding sources.
The PIAMA birth cohort study
The PIAMA-study is a large ongoing population-based birth cohort study with prenatal inclusion and follow-up until the current age of 23/24 years. The study was designed to investigate the influence of lifestyle and environment on the development of asthma, allergy and lung function.
Duration: 1995 - ongoing
Contact: Ulrike Gehring
YOUth (Youth Of Utrecht) is a large-scale, longitudinal cohort following children in their development from pregnancy until early adulthood. A total of 5,000 babies and children from Utrecht and its surrounding areas will be included in two different age groups and followed at regular intervals.
Duration 2012 - ongoing
Contact: Chantal Kemner