Duval County families with an infant less than 3 months old or a baby between the ages of 9 and 12 months are asked to volunteer for the study. All participating families must spray or have pesticides sprayed inside their home on a routine basis. Children’s urine, food and clothing samples will be sent to the CDC for testing, Hilliard said. Jacksonville was chosen because of the community’s year-round use of pesticides and previous studies showing higher pesticide concentrations in the area, Hilliard said.
Here’s an October 14 article from Jacksonville.com on the CHEERS study of infants inhaling pesticides. And, please, no more emails on the topic.