|Volunteers sought for radon study|
A new study will look at and compare the amount of radon exposure in people with multiple sclerosis and those without the disease. This project is headed up by Glenn Lykken (physics) in conjunction with the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
Fifteen people with multiple sclerosis are needed for this study. Another 15 people who do not have multiple sclerosis are needed to be controls for this study, and they will be matched according to age/gender/body composition.
Participants must be 18 or older. Everyone in the study must be able to change clothes, stand alone, walk a short distance into a room, and lie on a bed without help. As part of the study, participants will bring home a canister to measure radon in their homes for 48 hours, answer questionnaires, have blood drawn, and be measured for radioisotopes in a machine called the Whole Body Scintillation Counter.
Participants can earn up to $50. If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Dorothy Olson, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, at (701) 795-8396.
-- Brenda Ling, Information Officer, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, email@example.com, 795-8300