families will receive $125. To be eligible, children must be 7, 8 or 9, a lifelong resident of Washington or Wood Country,
the child’s mother must have resided in the community while
pregnant with the child.
Research takes place at the Marietta College
Center for Families and Children, and involves several
fun activities to test the child’s ability to learn
and coordinate movements. Biological measurements are also collected at
the Center. Environmental samples—air, water and soil samples—are
collected from the child’s home.
Families are encouraged to contact study coordinator
Jody Alden soon by calling toll-free 1-866-247-3305 to schedule an
is a collaboration among University of Cincinnati
Environmental Health researcher Dr. Haynes, Marietta College,
Neighbors for Clean
Air of Washington County, Marietta City Schools and health department
like the CARES study may directly shape national environmental and
public health policy and comes as part of a surge in nationwide
attention on the
effects of air quality on children’s health.