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Your Environment. Your Health.

Advancing Environmental Justice Through Research and Outreach

Veena Antony, M.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham SRP Center Director Veena Antony, M.D., described her work to improve lung health in residents near a local Superfund site.

"Our overarching goal is to understand connections between contaminant exposures and lung health so we can help people better manage diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and lower respiratory tract infections," Antony explained. "Importantly, we are also exploring new ways to locate and remove sources of contamination so the community will be better protected from future exposures."

Read more in her NIEHS Story of Success.

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