|Douglas Granger, PhD
Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research
|Saliva, blood, and urine samples will be collected from men and women, mothers and children, in order to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing saliva tests in the National Children’s Study (NCS), which will study the effects that a broad range of environmental exposures may have on the growth, development, and health of children in the US. If saliva tests prove to be as feasible as blood and/or urine tests, it is thought that this may increase the participation of mothers and children in the NCS. Both correlation with blood/urine tests as well as general practicality of proper collection by participants will be analyzed.