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Would you like to know how your environment may be impacting the health of you and your children? If you live in Mississippi, researchers at the Community Noise Lab at Brown University School of Public Health will be conducting a research study to better understand how your water, soil, air, and noise quality may be impacting the health of you and your children.The Mississippi Adolescent Environmental Health Study (MAEHS) is a pediatric longitudinal cohort study investigating how and to what extent environmental exposures including air, noise, water, and soil pollution—individually and jointly—impact the health and well-being of children across the state.  Our first cohort was recruited in 2023. We work closely with Copiah-Lincoln Community College Nursing students to carry out this work.

What will be required from me and my child?If you are eligible to participate and provide consent, you and your child will participate in a health study visit. At this visit, you will fill out a detailed survey and your child will allow us to measure their weight, height, and blood pressure; will participate in a hearing screening, will have their pulmonary function measured, provide a sample of blood, and will be and will be assessed for chronic stress. The study will take approximately 1.5 hours of you and your child’s time. You and your child will receive $150, for up to two children in each household.

Are you interested in participating?You can visit our community partner page to see if we are currently rolling and the areas we are operating in. If you are interested in participating, you can fill out our intake form.

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