ONGOING: Seeking Participants for the Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids Study (2019)
Are you breastfeeding or pregnant with your first child? You may be eligible to take part in the Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids study. This study will test breastmilk to look for toxic chemicals such as flame retardants and nonstick PFAS chemicals. Adults and children can be exposed to many toxic chemicals from consumer products like electronics, building materials, and furniture.
Earliest Exposures (2009)
We tested nine pregnant women, from Washington, Oregon, and California, for chemicals including bisphenol A, phthalates, mercury, and “Teflon chemicals.” The first-of-its kind study tested blood and urine from pregnant women during their second trimester of pregnancy and found their bodies contaminated with chemicals from a wide variety of consumer products.
Pollution in People (2005)
Ten Washington residents agreed to testing of their hair, blood, and urine for the presence of toxic chemicals as part of an investigative study by the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. The Coalition wanted to know which chemicals were getting into our bodies, and at what levels, to better understand the potential harm posed by poor regulation of chemicals, and to develop better solutions.