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Future students to be part of study

Future Hamilton School District students who have yet to be born will be part of the largest long-term study of children’s health ever conducted in the U.S. The National Children’s Study (NCS) will look into the effects of the environment on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the country.

Waukesha was the single county in Wisconsin chosen to participate, and Menomonee Falls and Sussex are among the 17 neighborhoods where recruiting will occur beginning in this summer. Women in specific neighborhoods who are pregnant or become pregnant in the next five years will be asked to enroll in the study.

The Hamilton School District is not conducting or participating in the study. Public health officials have asked the district to inform parents that recruitment for the study will begin in selected neighborhoods this summer.

For more information about the study, visit the NCS Web site or contact NCS Community Liaison Katie Miller at or call (414) 955-2229.