Eligible participants are individuals who previously participated in the Syracuse Lead Study as a parent or child. Participants will be compensated $20 for each questionnaire completed ($20 for young adult who participated previously as a child and $20 for the parent).

Why Lead?

Lead, an environmental toxicant, is known to cause serious mental and developmental defects in children and young adults. Recent research may indicate that lead affects the cardiovascular system (heart and veins).  We hope to learn more about these issues, specifically how very low levels of lead in children’s blood can affect cardiovascular health throughout life.

Our research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and has an international reputation.

Any individual that completes our study will receive in the mail a copy of our news letter twice a year. Each news letter will be different and will include updates.

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