Biomonitoring Pilot Projects
The state law (PDF) that established MN Biomonitoring: Chemicals in People directed MDH to conduct 4 biomonitoring pilot projects. All of these projects are complete and follow-up work in some areas is underway. MDH used lessons learned from the pilot projects to develop a Strategic Plan that will guide the ongoing work of MN Biomonitoring.
- PFC Biomonitoring in the East Metro
- Minnesota Family Environmental Exposure Tracking (MN FEET)
- Pregnancy and Newborns Exposure Study.
- East Metro PFC Biomonitoring Pilot Project: Measured perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in the blood of 196 adult residents of two East Metro communities with a history of exposure to PFCs in drinking water.
- South Minneapolis Children's Arsenic Study: Measured arsenic levels in the urine of 65 children living in South Minneapolis neighborhoods with known soil contamination.
- Riverside Prenatal Biomonitoring Pilot Project: Measured exposures to chemicals found in plastics and personal care products (bisphenol A and parabens) and tobacco smoke in the urine of 66 pregnant women receiving care at an urban Minneapolis clinic.
- Mercury in Newborns in the Lake Superior Basin: Measured mercury in newborn bloodspots from 1,126 Minnesota newborns born in the Lake Superior region of northern Minnesota.
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