Public Health Impacts
Superfund Research Program
One of the primary goals of SRP-funded research is to improve public health. Thus, the Program supports a wide range of research to address the broad public health concerns arising from the release of hazardous substances into the environment. The intent is to provide sound science to those making public policy, regulatory, and risk reduction decisions. SRP-funded research has been successful in this area as studies have improved our understanding and minimizing the health effects associated with exposures to environmental contaminants. The following stories provide information on public health impacts. They are merely highlights and represent the breadth of work SRP researchers undertake. To see older stories, visit our archives page.
Triclosan promotes liver tumor growth in mice
NIEHS Superfund research training spurs collaboration with EPA
SRP Student Highlight: Daniel Gusenleitner, Boston University SRP Center
Daniel Gusenleitner is helping us better understand cancer, from prevention to treatment, by using algorithms to model the behavior of cells or tissues after they have been exposed to all sorts of chemicals. He looks for differences between chemicals that can cause cancer and safe compounds. Read more...