New Orleans, La. – The National Institutes of Health is funding a five-year review of women in the study group who live in coastal Louisiana parishes. It will examine potential exposure levels through seafood consumption and air emissions. It will also explore how environmental and social disparities affect women's health and pregnancies. The study covers Orleans, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes. Tulane researchers will be working with the Mary Queen of Vietnam church, Bayou faith-based groups and Women Infant and Children clinics in the affected parishes.
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