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What is the Michigan PFAS Exposure and Health Study (MiPEHS)?
MiPEHS is a long-term study. People who participate will be asked to visit our local study offices a total of three times to give a blood sample. Study office visits will occur every other year. People will also be asked to complete an individual and a household survey at each visit to help us learn about their health and the many ways they may have been exposed to PFAS.
If the same people take part in each of the three study office visits, MDHHS will be able to better understand PFAS blood levels and health outcomes.
Why Should I Participate in MiPEHS?
The purpose of MiPEHS is to better understand the relationship between PFAS exposure and human health.
By participating in MiPEHS, you may:
- Learn what your PFAS blood levels are after each study office visit
- Contribute to scientific knowledge about PFAS and potential health effects
- Contribute to the understanding of your community's exposure to PFAS through drinking water
The data collected may help:
- Doctors understand what health problems to watch for in people who have been drinking elevated levels of PFAS in their drinking water
- Scientists learn more about how PFAS exposures may affect the health of the population
- Foster a healthier Michigan for future generations