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The QBC study: Quality of Life and Biomarkers in Communities Principle Investigator: John Adgate, PhD, MSPH COMIRB No: 14-1880 Version Date: June 23, 2015

COMIRB

APPROVED

15-Jul-2015

Date: June 23, 2015 COMIRB APPROVED 15-Jul-2015 Office of the Chair Department of Environmental and

Office of the Chair

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Campus Box B119 13001 E. 17 th Place Aurora, CO 80045 303 724 4692 office 303 724 4620 fax John.Adgate@ucdenver.edu publichealth.ucdenver.edu/environmentalhealth

June 29, 2015

Dear:

I am writing to ask for your group’s help in recruiting participants for an important study assessing the impacts of oil and gas development in Northern Colorado.

The goal of this research is to better understand how citizens respond oil and gas development in their communities. Our findings will help government agencies, local public officials, and private organizations do a better job of understanding the impacts of this development on residents. Our research is non-partisan and funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.

Any health measures or answers to any questions will remain completely confidential. Participant names or other personal health information will not be released. Results of this study will be released only as summaries based on grouped data, so that no individual’s answers can be identified. Participation for each person should take no more than 1 hour at a time for up to 6 visits to our office in Greeley, Windsor or Fort Collins over a 6-9 month period.

For the visits, we will ask questions about each participants’ health, collect height and weight data, measure blood pressure and blood vessel health, collect a blood sample, collect a small hair sample, and collect cheek cells from the inside of the mouth with a swab. Participants will be compensated with a $30.00 Visa gift card per visit.

In order to qualify for this study, each individual must be 18 or older and Greeley-Windsor participants should live within two miles of an oil or gas well. Additionally, they cannot be a smoker (tobacco or marijuana), live with a smoker with regularly smokes at home, or be any of the following:, pregnant; have a history of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or chronic inflammatory diseases; be taking statins or any anti-inflammatory medications; or be regularly exposed dust, fumes, or solvents.

Interested individuals meeting this criteria who would like to participate in the study can call 970-829-7490 or e-mail lindsay.taylor@ucdenver.edu and let us know the best time(s) and phone number(s) for us to contact them. We can provide you with a letter similar to this that you can give to potential participants. A member of our research team will then contact them to ask few questions to determine if we can include them in this part of the study as well as answer any questions they may have.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact me at John.Adgate@ucdenver.edu or

303.724.4692

Sincerely,

me at John.Adgate@ucdenver.edu or 303.724.4692 Sincerely, John L. Adgate, PhD Professor and Chair Department of

John L. Adgate, PhD Professor and Chair Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

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