Navajo Birth Cohort Study

Navajo Nation Birth Cohort Study
The Navajo Nation

“A Prospective Birth Cohort Study Involving Environmental Uranium Exposure in the Navajo Nation” is the first prospective epidemiologic study of pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in a uranium-exposed population.

Known as the “The Navajo Birth Cohort Study” (NBCS), the goal of the study is to better understand the relationship between uranium exposures and birth outcomes and early developmental delays on the Navajo Nation.

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