Privacy Statement

Confidentiality of individual information will be met by assigning numerical codes that will be used on questionnaires and hair samples. The names and addresses of participants will be kept separate from the body of the questionnaire and from the hair sample labels, and will not be accessible to any individual other than the principal investigators and their research staff. Hair samples will only be used to determine the level of total mercury and methyl mercury. They will not be used for scientific investigations in any way associated with genetic profiling, patenting or commercialization.