In 2016 IKIDS partnered with the Chemicals in our Bodies (CIOB) cohort led by researchers at the University of California San Francisco and the University of California Berkeley to form the ECHO.CA.IL cohort, which includes over 1000 mother-child pairs and focuses on the joint impact of prenatal chemical exposures and maternal stress on birth outcomes and neurodevelopment. The team is also following a standard data collection protocol in use across the ECHO Program. New and existing data are uploaded to a shared ECHO data platform and will be publicly available to researchers beginning in 2022.

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