The Center for Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) is a five year, federally funded study of environmental health conducted by a partnership of the Clinica de Salud del Valle Salinas, the Natividad Medical Center, the Monterey County of Department of Health, and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

The five-year study will look at the potential health effects of low-level, chronic exposure to such menaces as pesticides, pollen, mold, dust and other allergens common to an agricultural community.

The program acronym, CHAMACOS, means "kids" in Spanish.

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