Tens of millions of people in the world (including about 60 million in South Asia and Southeast Asia) have dangerously high exposure to arsenic in their drinking water. Most of this arsenic is naturally occurring, while some is from industrial output.
Little is known about the concentrations of toxic arsenic metabolites in target tissues (including the urinary bladder and lung) which ultimately determine the development and outcomes of the diseases.
|Miroslav Styblo, PhD
, is an associate professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a nationally recognized authority on biochemistry and toxicology of arsenic. His team combines experts in environmental health, medicine, biochemistry, toxicology and analytical chemistry of metals and metalloids.
Partners include: Institute of Analytical Chemistry (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), U.S. EPA, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N. and Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango.