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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.

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

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    Risk e-Learning: New Approaches and Alternatives for Toxicity Testing

    The Superfund Research Program is hosting a webinar series highlighting research that may be useful as new approaches and methodologies for toxicity testing. This series coincides with recent initiatives found in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "New Draft Strategic Plan to Reduce Animal Testing" and the National Toxicology Program's "Strategic Roadmap for Establishing New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States."

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    Research Brief 281: AHR is Required for Normal Organ Development and Behavioral Responses in Zebrafish

    New research from the Oregon State University Superfund Research Program (OSU SRP) Center demonstrates the important function of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in normal organ development, reproduction, fertility, and behavior.

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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the latest 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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    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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