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    Duke SRP Center Promotes Garden Safety

    Researchers at the NIEHS-funded Duke University Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center are using outreach and community-engaged research to help North Carolina residents identify, understand, and manage risks related to soil contamination. Center staff also develop a variety of tools to help residents identify contaminant sources near their gardens. To learn more, visit this news story.

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    SRP Progress in Research Webinar Series: Emerging Technologies in Occupational Health and Safety 

    SRP recently hosted their Progress in Research webinar series showcasing federally funded researchers developing curricula and educational programs focused on emergent technologies in the sphere of occupational health and safety. Over the three sessions, awardees highlighted their research projects, accomplishments, and demonstrate research products – included in this group of researchers are SRP’s seven R25 grant recipients.

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    Podcast: PFAS in Drinking Water: Responding to Community Concerns

    Jane Hoppin, Sc.D., a project leader with the University of North Carolina SRP Center was featured in an NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health podcast. The episode focuses on the GenX Exposure study, which was launched in response to North Carolina residents’ concerns following the discovery of PFAS in their drinking water.

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    SRP's Overview Video Highlights Collaboration and Innovation

    Watch the Superfund Research Program (SRP)'s video to learn how SRP reduces contamination, protects human health, creates partnerships, shares results, and trains the next generation of scientists.

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    Research Brief 355: Environmental Factors Alter PFAS Removal by Specialized Nanomaterials

    Researchers funded by the NIEHS SRP revealed how characteristics of water treatment systems may alter the ability of novel nanomaterials to remove PFAS. Scientists should be aware of factors like water pH — a measure of acidic of basic conditions — or salt level to ensure that these nanomaterials effectively remove PFAS in aqueous environments, according to the team based at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the June 2024 issue of the SRP Science Digest, which showcases SRP research providing practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities.

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    Where We Work

    If you are interested in learning more about where SRP grant recipients are working, check out the SRP map to see the locations of SRP grant recipients, as well as hazardous waste sites where they conduct research or outreach.

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    SRP Search Tools

    SRP has five search tools to help you learn more about the projects and researchers funded by the Program. The new SRP Faceted Search tool allows you to apply one or more filters to browse information about SRP projects. Filters include chemicals studied, health outcomes, environmental media, and remediation approaches.

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    Hot off the Press

    Read the latest publications from SRP researchers.

The NIEHS Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (Superfund Research Program [SRP]) provides practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities. As part of NIEHS, an Institute of the National Institutes of Health, SRP works to learn more about ways to protect the public from exposure to hazardous substances, such as industrial solvents, arsenic, lead, and mercury. These and other toxic substances are found in contaminated water, soil, and air at hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

SRP funds university-based grants on basic biological, environmental, and engineering processes to find real and practical solutions to exposures to hazardous substances. These activities complement the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and other federal and state agencies.

In keeping with the NIEHS mission, SRP's teams of diverse professionals develop, test, and implement unique, solution-oriented approaches to address complex environmental health problems. These teams study environmental contaminants in order to lower environmental cleanup costs, reduce human exposure, and improve human health. SRP's central goal is to understand and break the link between chemical exposure and disease.

To instantly hear about SRP news, research advances, events, and job opportunities for SRP trainees, follow @SRP_NIEHS on X (formerly Twitter).