The Pregnancy and Newborn Environmental Biomonitoring Project — Mercury, Lead and Cadmium Resources and FAQs

The Infant Development and the Environment Study (TIDES), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is interested in learning more about how exposure to lead, mercury and cadmium might affect the health of mothers and their newborns.  This study will also look at how well levels of these metals can be measured using newborn heel sticks and cord blood testing.  If you are interested in learning more about how lead, mercury and cadmium might affect your health or your infant’s health, please feel free to look at the following resources available online.