October 26, 2023

Efforts to reduce Arsenic Exposure with Folic Acid: Exploring the Impact on Lung Health

We are asking you to take part in this research study because you are a resident of North Birmingham or Tarrant and may have exposure to arsenic due to industrial activity in the area. This research study is now enrolling adults within the zip codes, 35207 and 35217. After confirming enrollment eligibility, those who qualify will be randomized to receive either folic acid supplementation or a placebo at no cost. We will collect a brief medical and medication history, collect samples of urine and blood, perform spirometry testing, and complete a respiratory questionnaire.

Participation is voluntary, and you will be compensated for your time. Participants in the study must: be 18 to 65 years of age; a resident of 35207 or 35217 zip codes; not currently pregnant or currently taking folic acid; and fulfill other eligibility criteria. For more information, please call (205) 996-1769 or email uabsuperfund@uabmc.edu.