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Your Environment. Your Health.

Evaluation and Validation of Dried Blood Spots as Matrix for Exposure Assessment

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Barr, Dana Boyd
Emory University
Most Recent Award Year:
Brominated Compounds: Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) (PBB Congeners 153, 180)
Chlorinated Compounds: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Pesticides: Organochlorine pesticides (p,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, Dieldrin, Hexabromobenzene)
Health Outcomes:
Biological Sample:
Dried blood spots; Serum

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

Michigan PBB Cohort

Principal Investigator:
Emory University
Number of Participants::
Brief Description::
This is a multi-generational cohort study to assess the effects of polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) exposure on a number of outcomes in men and women and their offspring after a widespread exposure incident in 1973. The Michigan PBB Registry was established in 1976 and enrolled approximately 4,000 farmers, chemical workers, and others with PBB exposure risk; children and grandchildren of original registrants have also been enrolled.
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