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Michigan Chemical Exposure Monitoring (MiChEM)

If you received a project invitation in the mail, call 844-464-7327 to learn more and register the adults in your household. If you did not get a project invitation but want to stay informed, visit our Contact Us page to sign up for our project updates.

 

MDHHS’s MiChEM project is the first statewide effort to gather data on the amount of certain chemicals in the blood and urine of Michiganders, including lead, mercury, and PFAS.

People can come in contact with chemicals in what they eat and drink, in products they use, at work, and in their environment, like in the air, soil, and water. Some chemicals are helpful and necessary for life and some can be harmful. Either way, this contact with chemicals is called a chemical exposure.


Purpose of the MiChEM Project

It’s important that people of different races, ethnicities, age groups, and parts of the state participate in MiChEM to better understand whether certain groups have more of certain chemicals in their blood and urine. MiChEM will help MDHHS and other agencies know what actions to take to reduce chemical exposures. These actions could include:


MiChEM is measuring 197 chemicals:                                                                                                  


Did you receive a MiChEM project invitation in the mail?

  • To register the adults in your household, visit https://is.gd/GVBh6T, enter the code from your letter, and follow the steps on the screen.
  • If you prefer, call 844-464-7327 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and you can talk to the MiChEM project team. One adult per household will be randomly selected. We will be in each area for a limited time, so sign up now!

For more information about joining the MiChEM project, see Taking Part in the MiChEM Project.

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If you have questions about the Michigan Chemical Exposure Monitoring (MiChEM) project, call 844-464-7327.