hermosastudy

What is the HERMOSA Study about?

The purpose of the HERMOSA Study is to look at endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are found in commonly used personal care products like make-up, soap, shampoo, and more.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that either mimic or block hormones and disrupt the body’s normal functions like growth and development.

What is involved?

• Complete three interviews telling us about yourself, your personal care products (i.e. shampoo, lotion, soap, makeup, etc.), and the foods you eat
• Provide two urine samples
• Use low chemical personal care products for three days. You will be provided with these products.

When can I join the study?

• Enrollment begins May 2013
• Office visits will be scheduled for June and July 2013

 Who can participate?

• Teen girls (14-18 years old) ; girls 14-17 will need their parent’s permission
• Must have lived in the United States for at least 1 year
• Speak English or Spanish
• Available to participate for three days in June or July

What do I get if I participate?

• $100 in gift cards
• Low-chemical personal care products
• Free bus pass to the office

Join Us

Call, text or email to join the study!
(831) 419-8610
[email protected]

ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL

HERMOSA Study Partners

Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH), School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
[www.cerch.org]

Clínica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS)
[www.csvs.org]

Funding

HERMOSA Study is paid for by by a grant from the California Breast Cancer Research Program
[http://cbcrp.org/]

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