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Potentially toxic elements exposure from informal and home-based industries or outsourced activities and associated risks for children, adolescents and women of childbearing age

Grant number: 19/08830-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Cooperation agreement: National Research Foundation, South Africa
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Kelly Polido Kaneshiro Olympio
Grantee:Kelly Polido Kaneshiro Olympio
Principal investigator abroad: Renee Street
Institution abroad: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/18391-0 - The "omics" era applied to society: the impact of formal and informal labor on the exposome of workers with an emphasis on metabolomics, transcriptomics and lipidomics, AP.R


The sustainable development goals (SDGs) set an overall agenda to advance equity and health. Owing to the interrelated nature of the SDGs, a multidisciplinary research approach is necessary. Protecting and creating healthy environments is a key aspect of sustainable development. Heavy metals are toxic pollutants causing adverse health effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. Heavy metals can be transported over long distances and can contaminate agricultural lands as well as aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Such environmental health issues transcend national borders. The proposed project aims to explore evidence gaps regarding families exposure to potentially toxic elements through informal home-based industries, and outsourced activities in urban settings. The project has a strong capacity development element offering opportunities to postgraduate students and academics to implement transcontinental research programs. The overarching theme is to harness research innovation and academic excellence through collaboration, networking and public engagement. (AU)