Identifying Residential Hazards Using Home Test Kits

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2006 by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Information provided by:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00285532
First received: February 1, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this project is to help families and communities identify and reduce health risks from lead, pesticides and, ultimately, other environmental hazards. We have partnered with the Better Housing League and Baby’s Milk Fund in Cincinnati and nationally with the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and the National Center for Lead Safe Housing. The first specific aim of this project is to evaluate a sampling kit for families to assess levels of lead and pesticides in their home environment. This aim will strengthen right-to-know laws by providing families with tools to assess environmental contamination in their own homes. The second aim is to increase community awareness of the role of environmental agents in developmental disorders, hearing loss and school problems.


Condition
Lead Poisoning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: October 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2006
Detailed Description:

A cross-sectional random, stratified study design will be used for this project. All children who are younger than 5 years of age and have a venipuncture blood sample taken at the babies Milk Fund Clinic will be eligible for this study. After checking the lists for errors and duplications, we will randomly permute the sampling frame, stratifying on children’s blood lead concentration. Stratification will be used to enroll about 33% of the sample with blood lead concentrations below 5 mg/dl, 33% between 5 to 10 mg/dl, and 33% of 10 mg/dl or higher. Stratifying the sample will improve our chances of testing the predictive validity of home sampling kits to identify children who have blood lead concentration > 10 mg/dl collected by families. In addition this study will:

  1. Develop a pesticide wipe sampling kit to accompany our lead-sampling kit.
  2. Evaluate the predictive validity of home sampling kits for lead-contaminated floor dust to identify children who have blood lead levels of 10 mg/dl or higher by community participants compared with repeat samples taken by trained, community workers.
  3. Evaluate the reliability of home sampling kits for pesticides in dust collected by community participants compared with trained, community workers.
  4. Disseminate data on the reliability of home sampling tests and provide tools for families to collect environmental samples for large, population-based studies.
  5. Develop a Healthy Homes Resource Center at the Better Housing League to disseminate information to the community about residential hazards.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 5 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Venous blood lead In residence 3 months Child less than 5 years of age Sampler greater than 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

Cannot read or understand English Physically unable to conduct field sampling Outside of theGreater Cincinnati area

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00285532

Contacts
Contact: Sandy M Roda, BS 513-558-1705 rodasm@ucmail.uc.edu
Contact: Bruce P Lanphear, MD, MPH 513-636-3778 bruce.lanphear@cchmc.org

Locations
United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267-0056
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sandy M Roda, BS University of Cincinnati
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11261-CP-002
Study First Received: February 1, 2006
Last Updated: February 1, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
Blood Lead
Pesticides
Community-based
Sampling Kits

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lead Poisoning
Poisoning
Substance-Related Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014