Research Participants Needed
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contamination and children’s health in Martinsville, IN
Researchers from Purdue University are looking for volunteers from the Martinsville, IN area to participate in a study about low-level PCE chemical exposure and its potential impact on children’s health (cognitive skills, academic skills, and reported behavior). Data will be collected through non-invasive measures (no break in skin, etc.) conducted in a child-friendly environment in Martinsville.
Who can participate?
Children between the ages of 6-11 years old and attending the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Martinsville
Have lived in one of four groundwater contamination areas in the last 4 years OR have lived outside any of known contaminated areas in the last 4 years but still within the boundaries of the MSD of Martinsville
Healthy in general (please contact us about exclusions)
Willing to take short surveys, iPad-based interactive measures, indoor air testing at home, and exhaled breath testing for chemicals
What are the benefits?
Personal information and results will be kept confidential and will be shared with parents
Group test results will be reported back to the community and help the community to identify a proper course of action
Will I get paid?
You will be given a gift card for your time after the data and sample collection.
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