Minnesota Family Environmental Exposure Tracking (MN FEET)
About MN FEET
MN FEET is measuring mercury, lead and cadmium in Minnesota women and their babies. We are concerned about these chemicals because they can be harmful to babies’ health. MN FEET will help us learn how families and communities can protect their babies from these chemicals.
The project involves women who are Asian, East African, Latina or White. Recruitment of East African women is still going, but recruitment of other women has ended. MN FEET is being conducted in partnership with the HealthPartners Institute and West Side Community Health Services.
East African women who are pregnant and planning to deliver their babies at Regions or Abbott Northwestern Hospitals can join MN FEET by calling Sagal Jama at (651) 331-8702 or Fathi Ahmed at (651) 373-3107.
Women who consent to join will:
- Complete a short survey.
- Have a small amount of cord blood and urine collected at the time of the baby's birth. The baby is not harmed in anyway.
- Receive test results, two $25 Target gift cards and a baby gift to compensate for time and effort.
Return to the MN Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People.