UNC Superfund Research Program
The UNC Superfund Research Program (UNC SRP) brings together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, science communicators and trainees who seek to understand the human health and environmental risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals found at hazardous waste sites, with the goal of improving how these risks are calculated and communicated. Learn more.
A new paper in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology highlights the need to biomonitor for exposure to toxic metals during pregnancy among all women of child-bearing age.
Dr. Rebecca Fry‘s lab studied the relationship between blood cadmium levels and demographics in a North Carolina cohort of pregnant women, finding that over 60% of the cohort had elevated cadmium levels. [read more]
Toxic cleanup shifts from dirt near RDU to region’s streams, lakes
The Raleigh News and Observer’s Bruce Siceloff reported a story on July 19 highlighting EPA’s efforts to clean up toxic PCBs from the Ward Transformer NPL site that have contaminated area waterways. The article described current efforts by RTC staff to find out more about anglers who may be catching and feeding contaminated fish to their families. [read the article]
Learn more about the North Carolina sites on the National Priorities List (NPL). Visit page.