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Extramural Paper of the Month: Biosensor Characterizes Contaminants and Potential Health Risks After Disasters

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A sophisticated biosensor may provide information about polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon distribution and potential toxicity in the aftermath of natural disasters, according to an SRP-funded study. By rapidly characterizing and prioritizing samples for study, the tool supports disaster research response where time and resources are limited.

The study was led by former Texas A&M University SRP Center trainee Krisa Camargo and Michael Unger, Ph.D., from the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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