The BC Generations Project has launched a new online questionnaire to help researchers learn more about the the connection between environmental exposures and the development of cancer and chronic disease.
The Residential History Questionnaire asks study participants to provide a list of all their residences since childhood, including details about heating and water sources. This information will help identify how air and water quality, along with other environmental factors in different communities, can influence long-term health outcomes.
The Project has begun contacting study participants and asking them to complete the questionnaire online. Detailed instructions for creating a user account and logging in to the online system are provided in the questionnaire request.
While the questionnaire itself is simple, BC Generations Project staff recognize it may take some effort for participants to recall their residential history year by year. “We really appreciate people’s willingness to gather as much information for us as possible,” says Dr. John Spinelli, lead scientist for the Project. “People sometimes need to call to a family member to help jog their memory!”
The Project is currently contacting participants at a target rate of 1,000 per week. If you don’t hear from us, you are welcome to contact us through email or phone (1.877.675.8221).