April 13, 2023

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In response to community concerns about water contamination from the Jones Road Superfund site, University of Texas Medical Branch researcher Lance Hallberg, Ph.D., is providing Houston residents the data they need to make informed decisions about their health. Hallberg is testing well water and air at 55 properties near the Superfund site for tetrachloroethylene, a dry-cleaning chemical that has been linked to a range of adverse health effects, including cancer. His research is supported through a pilot project award from the NIEHS-funded Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health, a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Learn more in this news story from Houston Public Media.