Often diseases are detected or diagnosed late in adulthood, however the origins of these diseases are suspected to occur much earlier in life during critical windows of development. Understanding the health effects of exposures when there is a lag between exposure and the onset of disease is an important and challenging issue in environmental health.
Welcome to the Superfund Basic Research and Training Program (SRP) Science Digest!
Below you'll find a compilation of SRP research, which provides practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities. For more information about the program, visit the SRP website.
You also can view past issues of the Science Digest.
In 2020, SRP engaged stakeholders from academia, environmental health agencies, and not-for-profit organizations to review and refine the SRP strategic plan. In the 2020 update, SRP reaffirms its commitment to the objectives presented in previous plans, while focusing SRP research and training through a systems approach lens.
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Native fungal communities point to a new way of cleaning up contaminated soil. After conducting a study to characterize fungi found in soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), researchers at the Duke University SRP Center discovered a group of fungi that may be promising for remediation.