Children's Environmental Health
Study Sponsors, Funding and other Resources for this Project:
Minnesota Children's Pesticide Exposure Study
This project was part of a larger, regional study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) called the National Human Exposure Assessment Survey (NHEXAS). The EPA partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health, the University of Minnesota Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and NHEXAS contractors (Research Triangle Institute/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute consortium) to plan and carry out this project. The work was carried out by the Research Triangle Institute/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute consortium, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Funding for this project was provided to the Research Triangle Institute/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute consortium by the EPA ORD (CR821902). Additional EPA grant funds to double to number of families in the study were provided to the University of Minnesota (EPA STAR Grant R825283). Funds to analyze air samples and substances in dust and hair were provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. The Minnesota Department of Health also used block grant funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for staffing the survey work, and secured assistance from the CDC to analyze urine and blood samples.