The CARE Study Is Headed Your Way!
Are there chemicals in your body that could harm your health? The California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study can help you find out.
The CARE Study is part of California’s efforts to reduce our contact with harmful chemicals. There are chemicals all around us—in the environment, in our food and water, and in the products we use. The CARE Study will help us understand how Californians are exposed to lead, mercury, and other harmful metals by testing their blood and urine samples. The study will also measure PFASs, which are chemicals used to make things water- or grease-resistant.
The CARE Study will measure chemical levels in people throughout the state, and compare the levels between different regions and over time. The study started in LA County last year, enrolling 430 people, and will move to a different area of California each year.
The CARE Study is now in Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, Mono, and Inyo counties. We will be in the area through May 2019, enrolling 300 people. Participants will earn $50 and receive personalized test results.