Extent of manganese, lead and chromium exposure in Marietta, Ohio: A pilot study

Dr. Erin N. Haynes, University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is making plans to conduct a pilot study in Marietta, Ohio to determine the extent of environmental exposure to manganese (Mn), lead (Pb), and chromium (Cr).

The study is tentatively scheduled for September 2006.

The study will be lead by Dr. Erin Haynes an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Briefly, the study will involve the collection of blood and a hair sample. The study will also measure an individual's ability to maintain and regain balance.

The study is intended for individuals of all ages.

Based on the blood results, 10 participants will be invited to travel to the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to receive a MRI. These participants will receive lodging and additional compensation for their travel and time.

If interested, please complete the brief 1-page survey and return to Caroline Biedler, P.O. Box 295, Marietta, OH 45750