The CHAMACOS Study is a longitudinal birth cohort study examining chemicals and other factors in the environment and children’s health. In 1999-2000, we enrolled 601 pregnant women living in the agricultural Salinas Valley. We are following their children through age 12 to measure their exposures to pesticides and other chemicals and to determine if this exposure impacts their growth, health, and development.
CHAMACOS is a project of the U.C. Berkeley Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research, in partnership with Natividad Medical Center, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, and other community organizations.