Biomonitoring: MN FEET - Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Family Environmental Exposure Tracking (MN FEET)


MN FEET project logo of baby feet.MN FEET studied mercury, lead and cadmium in Minnesota women and their babies. These chemicals can be harmful to babies’ health. MN FEET will help families and communities protect their babies from these chemicals.

Women who are Asian, East African, Latina and White participated in the project.

Women were asked:

  • to complete a 15 minute survey before giving birth and
  • to provide a urine and cord blood sample at the time of delivery.

HealthPartners Institute, West Side Community Health Services, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Regions Hospital were important partners with recruitment and sample collection.

Please check back for information on the results of this project later this spring/summer!

MN FEET Program flyer
How to protect you and your baby from mercury, lead and cadmium
Fish consumption guidelines
Pregnancy and lead
Health alert: skin lightening creams can hurt you


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Updated Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 03:03PM