Publicador de contenidos

Investigación

AIR-NB

Pre-natal exposure to urban AIR pollution and pre- and post-Natal Brain development

Proyecto AIR-NB
Duración
01/09/2018 - 31/08/2023
Coordinador
Jordi Sunyer
Financiadores
European Research Council (ERC) / Horizon2020

The general objective of AIR-NB is to assess the effect of prenatal exposure to urban air pollution on prenatal and postnatal brain development.

Air pollution is the main environmental hazard related to the city and the main environmental contributor to the global burden of diseases. Studying the structural and functional brain effects of exposure to air pollution during neurological and fetal development during the first years of life is important because the effects at this time are potentially irreversible and the greatest opportunities for prevention occur during these periods.

Why urban air pollution and pre- and post-natal brain development?

Strong evidence suggests that environmental toxics contribute to a global and silent pandemic of brain development problems. Optimal brain development involves multiple complex stages that must be completed sequentially, mainly during fetal and early life. These processes are exceptionally vulnerable to interference from adverse environments.

Poor brain development leads to: neurobehavioral disorders (ie, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)), whose prevalence appears to be increasing, dysfunctional cognitive development and long-term harmful effects on well-being and health mental., or having been raised in urban areas is associated with a detrimental impact on brain function and an increased risk of neurobehavioral disorders.

On the whole, it is expected that rapid urbanization and a higher prevalence of neurobehavioral disorders in urban areas will accelerate the already considerable global burden associated with these conditions in the coming years.

Total Funding

2,499,992 €

This project has received funds from the European Research Council (ERC) within the framework of the research and innovation program of the European Union, Horizon 2020, within the framework of the ERC-2017-ADG call.

Nuestro equipo

Coordinator

ISGlobal Team

Otros proyectos

Ver proyectos pasados

MCC-Spain

Estudio multi-caso control poblacional, incluyendo tumores de alta incidencia en España

HELIX

Novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe

EGG/EAGLE

Early Genetics Growth/Early Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology

PACE

Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics

LIFECYCLE

Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health

OMEGA-NET

Network on the Coordination and Harmonisation of European Occupational Cohorts

HARMONIC

Health effects of cArdiac fluoRoscopy and mOdern radIotherapy in paediatriCs

Mobilise-D

Connecting digital mobility assessment to clinical outcomes for regulatory and clinical endorsement

EARLY-ADAPT

Signs of Early Adaptation to Climate Change

COVICAT

Cohorte Covid-19 en Cataluña

ATHLETE

Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation

CONTENT

Cohorte de COVID-19 en España: dinámica social, salud mental y desigualdades

EUCAN-Connect

A federated FAIR platform enabling large-scale analysis of high-value cohort data connecting Europe and Canada in personalized health

OBERON

An integrative strategy of testing systems for identification of EDs related to metabolic disorders

EXPANSE

EXposome Powered tools for healthy living in urbAN SEttings

AURORA 2021

Actionable eUropean ROadmap for early-life health Risk Assessment of micro- and nanoplastics

ONES

Fine Particle Matter, Fetal Growth, and Neurodevelopment: Examining Critical Windows of Susceptibility

NutinBrain

The role of seafood and nut consumption on human neurodevelopment from pregnancy to adolescence

UrbanKids

Urban and social environment and childhood obesity – a natural moving2health experiment

iGenCO

In-Depth Genomics and Cross-Omics Analysis for Undiagnosed Rare Diseases on a User-Friendly Collaborative Platform

CityExposomeCat

An Exposome Approach to Urban Health: Individualized Environmental Exposure Assessment in an Adults Population Cohort Study (GCAT)

TwinAir

Digital Twins Enabled Indoor Air Quality Management for Healthy Living

UBDPOLICY

The Urban Burden of Disease Estimation for POLICY Making

TOLIFE

Combining Artificial Intelligence and smart sensing TOward better management and improved quality of LIFE in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

BWater

Drinking Water in Barcelona: Sustainability and Health Impact Assessment

EPHOR

Exposome Project for Health and Occupational Research

INTERCAMBIO

Interventions to promote mental and physical health in changing working environments due to climate change, sustainable work practices, and in green jobs

intoDBP

Innovative Tools to Control Organic Matter and Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water