INMA - Children & the Environment
How does the environment in which we live affect the risk of suffering diseases? This is the question that drives the activities at the Research Centre on Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), an institution created at the end of 2005 with the mission of promoting and developing advanced epidemiological research on the environmental factors that affect human health, with the objective of facilitating prevention and control of their damaging effects.
CREAL leads the INMA Project (Children and the Environment), comprised of a network of Spanish research groups, whose objective is to study the role of the most important environmental contaminants in the air, water and diet during pregnancy and the earliest months of life and their effects on children’s growth and development.
At the Roger Torné Foundation, we believe that research projects, like the ones being performed by CREAL within the framework of the INMA Project, represent an essential line of action in our society, due to the importance that their conclusions can have on the possibility of working to improve the development and health of our children and to create prevention measures with the object of eradicating specific diseases that are currently only handled in curative medicine. For this reason, the Roger Torné Foundation is a collaborating organisation in the INMA now and in upcoming years.