The SEPAGES couple-child cohort is coordinated by an Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) team of environmental epidemiology. SEPAGES cohort is based on the general population and aims to cover several areas of environmental health research, including endocrine disruptors and air pollutants.

The main objectives is to quantify the impact of pollution during pregnancy and the first years of life on three main health outcomes : growth, respiratory health and neuro-development ; and to better understand the biological mechanism (such as genetic analysis to study the role of environmental factors on genes expression as well as the role of genetic factors on health). The objective is to include 500 families.