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Your Environment. Your Health.

Superfund Research Program

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) funds university-based multidisciplinary research on human health and environmental issues related to hazardous substances. The central goal is to understand and break the link between chemical exposure and disease. In keeping with the NIEHS mission, teams of diverse professionals develop, test, and implement unique, solution-oriented approaches to address complex environmental health problems. They are improving the understanding of environmental contaminants, which may lead to lower environmental cleanup costs, reduced risk of exposure, and improvements in human health.

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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the June 2018 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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    Research Brief 282: Dust from Mine Waste in Navajo Nation May Harm Lungs and Heart

    Particles in dust from abandoned uranium mines may be damaging to the lungs and heart, according to new research from the University of New Mexico Superfund Research Program (UNM SRP) Center.

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    SRP Trainee Highlight

    Britton Goodale, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth College under the guidance of Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. Goodale's SRP research focuses on how low-dose arsenic exposure affects the ability of human airway cells to respond to bacterial infections.

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    SRP Trainee Videos

    Check out these short videos to see what some of the SRP trainees have been researching. The videos include both trainee profiles and trainee presentations.

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    Hot off the Press

    Read the latest publications from SRP researchers.

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    SRP Search Tools

    Search for people, projects, Research Briefs, and more.

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