Birth Cohort Consortium of Asia
BiCCA is the working group for the coordination of birth cohort in Asia. To explore the future need for children’s environmental health research and develop a core set of exposure and outcome measures.
Children’s environmental health is an issue both of global and regional importance. The environmental hazards, life style and genetic susceptibility vary in different regions and races. To investigate regional hazards and develop prevention strategies, a well-designed prospective birth cohort study is necessary. Besides, international cooperation provides the investigation of rare disease with exchanged information and larger study samples. Moreover, comparison of the exposure level and genetic variation in different countries will enhance understanding of the athogenesis of environmental toxicants.
Through an enlarged set of data, extended diversity of participants and of environmental exposure levels, this international cooperation will provides a further deeper insight into child environmental health, especially the regional concern in Asia.