Title

Developing a Biomonitoring Educational Pamphlet for Potential Participants in a Breast Milk Biomonitoring Study

Abstract

Over the past decade, biomonitoring research initiatives in the United States have increased because of growing concern over the accumulation of environmental chemicals in the human body. One matrix that has become a viable biological sample for estimating human exposure to environmental chemicals is breast milk. However, breast milk biomonitoring research can induce anxiety and confusion about breastfeeding if communication is lacking between researchers, community partners, and participants. To bridge this communication gap, an informative, reassuring 8-page pamphlet was developed to educate community partners and potential participants about research on 1 class of environmental chemicals-polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Not only did the pamphlet assist in participant recruitment, but it forged positive relationships with valuable community partners. J Hum Lact. 26(2):183-186

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Journal Title

Journal of Human Lactation

Publisher

Sage Publications

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/0890334409354878

Scientific Contribution Number

NH00485

Document Type

Article

Rights

© Copyright 2010 International Lactation Consultant Association 183