Would you enroll, if you were given the opportunity? Do the benefits to future generations outweigh any potential risks/nuisance?
Rae 27 DH Phillip 32 married 11-22-03
DS1 Nathaniel b. 11-21-04, DS2 Ian b. 9-8-06, DS3 Samuel b. 10-1-08, DS4 Peter b. 5-24-11
I think overall - the purpose of the study is to examine all the variables of childhood and if there are links to disease dx, development or etc.
I've reviewed the study given the position I am in, and I think the one flaw the study is going to have is not being able to reach the population which chooses not to vax, to have homebirth, and minimal MD interactions or chooses alternative homeopathic options. That's a tragedy because I think a lot of data could be quite useful in supporting some of the choices we make.
Everyone has a choice to participate, since they do have to get consent from the parents before any data is collected. and I believe if you google National Children Study - you should be able to access their website to learn more about the study overall.
And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.
They also sent me b-day cards till I was like 21 years old.
It was not a negative experience for me but this was through a university hospital not a national study.