PFAS Exposure Study

SREL needs your help!

We are studying PFAS levels in food, drinks, and hair samples from residents in Richmond County, Augusta, Georgia.  

We need families:

  • consisting of 3 or more people,
  • living at the same address for at least 6 months out of the year,
  • who eat together at least 3 times a week to join our study!

Families selected to participate and who complete the study will receive $300 as a thank you for participating. 

Study Information

Study Information

PFAS are man-made chemicals used in things like non-stick pans, waterproof clothes, and some cosmetics because they resist water, oil, and heat. They are called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down easily and can build up in our bodies, potentially causing health problems. 

  • Families, as defined by the study, must have at least 3 household members.
  • Household members must live at the listed address in Richmond County of Augusta, Georgia for more than 180 days (6 months) in a year.
  • Household members eat with other members at the home at least 3 times every week.
  • The household member completing this food diary (questionnaire) must be 18+ years old.

What you will be doing?

One of the family/household members who is 18 years old or older will keep a food diary and collect food and drink samples for 1 week during the study. On the second week, the researcher will collect all food, drink, and hair samples from each participant  


All participant information will be treated with the utmost care and data will be coded to ensure no identifying information is shared during the report’s final publication. 

Interested in helping us learn more about PFAS and meet the above qualifications, click here to fill out a quick form to let us know you are interested. We’ll reach out to eligible participants.