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.
AURORA will assess exposures to and health effects of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs) during the critical period of early-life development and develop an actionable European Roadmap for early-life health Risk Assessment of micro- and nanoplastics.
- 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