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Seychelles Child Development Study

Welcome to the Seychelles Child Development Study

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The 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 the following 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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  Seychelles Child Development Study
Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
265 Crittenden Road
CU 420606
Rochester, New York 14642