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New Study Will Examine Link Between Environment, Disease
The National Institutes of Health are launching a study that will follow 100,000 American children from birth to adulthood in the hopes of pinning down possible environmental causes of many common diseases. They'll biomonitor the kids until age 21, tracking their environmental exposures and their health and development, from their food, water and air, to the schools they go to, how often they see a doctor, and dust levels in their homes. Parental testing will take into account genetic contributions. Initial results will be available in 2010.