RECLEAN Pilot Study
This is an exposure assessment pilot study tailored for families of construction workers living with a child. The investigators will compare home dust metal levels and resident's blood metal levels before and after an educational and environmental intervention. A baseline and a post intervention period assessment will be conducted with home and car lead inspections and risk assessments with collection of dust, urine, blood and toenail samples and a survey. Objectives of this research are to: 1. To characterize pre-intervention home exposures to lead and other metals in households with one construction worker inhabitant living with a child, by assessing household members' biospecimens and home dust metal levels. 2. To develop and evaluate customized home interventions (including environmental and educational approaches) to reduce metals exposure in three tiers of intervention. 3. To characterize home exposures to lead and other metals post intervention and determine adapted behaviors and whether the degree of metals exposure reduction (including take home exposures) in the households depends on the level of intervention.
- Lead Poisoning
- Eligible Ages
- Over 1 Year
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Construction workers must meet all of the following inclusion criteria: 1. 18 years of age or older 2. works full time in construction with high risk for metal exposures 3. lives in the Greater Boston area 4. lives with at least 1 child household member 1 year of age or older (does not have to be a child of the worker but interested in participating in the study) 5. speaks English or Spanish. Household resident participants must meet all of the following inclusion criteria: 1. child (1 - 17 years of age) or adult (18 years of age or older) 2. lives in the Greater Boston area with the worker participating in this study 3. speaks English or Spanish.
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Intervention Model Description
- After a cross sectional preliminary trial of the in-home family educational session in a one time home visit, there will be 3 types of interventions (basic, intermediate, and advanced) conducted in ~20 homes with ~50 participants for each intervention type.
- Primary Purpose
- None (Open Label)
Basic intervention group
|Participants in the basic intervention group will have a 1-hour in-home assessment plan and family educational session.||
Intermediate intervention group
|Participants in the intermediate intervention group will have a 1-hour in-home assessment plan and educational session and refer worker to a 1-hr worker take home prevention educational session.||
Advanced intervention group
|Participants in the advanced intervention group will have a 1-hour in-home assessment plan and educational session, refer worker to a 1-hr worker take home prevention educational session, and provision of D-LEAD all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent.||
- Boston University
Study ContactDiana Ceballos Ochoa, PhD