Department of Pediatrics - Seychelles Child Development Study

Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS)

Study Objectives

Fish market in SeychellesThe Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS) is a research project involving the Ministries of Health and Education in Seychelles, the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and the University of Rochester in the United States. The study began in the mid-1980s with two main objectives:

  • To study factors, such as diet, that may modulate associations between mercury exposure and child development
    • To study effects of prenatal and postnatal mercury exposure
    • To study exposure to organic and inorganic mercury
    • To study factors that modulate associations between mercury exposure and child development
    • To study the relation between mercury exposure and disabilities such as Autism

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