What kinds of information and samples will be collected from participants?

Participants will likely be asked about their age, race/ethnicity, gender, occupation, health status, diet, and certain activities.  Participants will also have their height and weight measured.  Blood and urine samples will be collected and analyzed. 

Participants can receive their own biomonitoring results upon request.  Information to help them understand their results, such as the average levels of chemicals found in the entire group of participants, will also be provided.  Personal data, including chemical analysis results for an individual’s blood and urine, will be kept strictly confidential, as required by law. 

Any reports summarizing the results of blood and urine testing will not disclose information about any specific individual.

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