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Harvard School of Public Health &
Angler Survey and Mercury Study
The Harvard School of
Public Health (HSPH) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
are recruiting recreational anglers who fish in coastal Louisiana to
participate in a study about fish consumption and exposure to mercury.
To participate in the study, you must live in Louisiana and fish
recreationally in coastal LA (saltwater), either inshore, offshore or
This survey will be
available on-line until November 15, 2006.
Participants will be entered into a raffle for ten $25 gift
certificates to an outdoor sporting goods store.
The purpose of the
study is to understand how much fish and what types of fish recreational
anglers in coastal Louisiana eat. Another
goal of the study is to estimate recreational anglers' exposure to
mercury by measuring the amount of mercury in small hair samples that
study participants provide.
HSPH will send
participants a kit with instructions and a postage-paid return envelope
to send the sample back. HSPH will measure the mercury in the hair sample free of
charge and send participants their confidential result along with
information on how to interpret the result.
For more information,
or to participate in the survey, go to www.hsph.harvard.edu/water
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