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California regional exposure (CARE) study 
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Are there chemicals in your body that could harm your health?

Join the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study to find out more.

The CARE Study is measuring levels of chemicals in people across the state. We also collect information from participants, like their hobbies, the jobs they do, and the places they live, that can help us understand how people come into contact with chemicals. The CARE Study will also help us learn if there are areas of California where people have higher levels of chemicals in their bodies. 

This year, the CARE Study will be in Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, Inyo, and Mono counties. If you live in these counties, let us know you're interested in participating in the CARE Study by completing this short form (link is external).  About 350 of the people who complete the form will be invited to participate in the CARE Study.

Study participants:  

  • Will receive information on how to reduce their contact with these chemicals, and a $50 gift card.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older, have lived in Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, Mono, or Inyo counties for the last year, and be able to give a small blood and urine sample.

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More information about the CARE Study: 

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The CARE Study is conducted by Biomonitoring California, which is a collaboration of the California Department of Public Health, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. This project is funded by the State of California and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement U88EH001148.
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