Design of the Research Study
If you and your child agree to participate in the research study, several different things will happen:
- your child will participate in in fun activities
- you will answer a few questions about your child
- we will collect a small sample of hair, blood and urine from your child
- we will collect dust and soil samples from in and around your home.
Fun activities for your child
The research study will involve several fun activities that will test your child’s ability to learn and coordinate their movements.
For instance, one activity involves jumping and another involves bouncing a ball. And the picture at left shows putting a puzzle together.
Answer a few questions
While your child is participating in the activities, we will ask you to complete a few questionnaires about your child.
Collect Samples from Your Child
We will also collect a small sample of hair, urine and blood from your child.
The following are a series of images that show how this will be done.
Collect Dust and Soil Samples
The environmental sampling team will visit your home and collect dust and soil samples from in and around your home.
You can check here back from regular updates and results from the study or you can Contact Us for more information.