Call for recruits: Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC)

To all my dear readers: A very close friend of mine works for The BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver and they are now looking for women to participate in the study. Please direct them towards this post if you know of any pregnant women who might be interested in participating in this study. Thanks! The information below is taken directly from the email they sent me.

Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) is a national five-year research study that is recruiting about 2,000 women from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

The Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) study has three main purposes:
(1) to measure the extent to which pregnant women and their infants are exposed to chemicals;
(2) to measure some of the beneficial elements of breast milk;
(3) to assess what health risks, if any, are associated with chemical levels measured, with a focus on heavy metals.

To learn more about the MIREC study visit: www.mirec-canada.ca

The BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver is now looking for women to participate in the study.

To participate you must be:
- 19 years or older,
- planning to deliver at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, and
- less than 13 weeks pregnant.

For more information about the MIREC study in Vancouver, please contact the Research Coordinator, Sarah, at (604)875-2253 or squelch@cw.bc.ca

Funding Agencies:
* Health Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/contaminants/mirec
* Ontario Ministry of the Environment: http://www.ene.gov.on.ca
* Canadian Institutes of Health Research: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

The MIREC study is a collaborative effort among Health Canada scientists, the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, and clinical researchers from the other participating cities. Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal is the coordinating centre for the study.

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