The UNC Superfund Research Program is comprised of five interdisciplinary and integrated research projects.


Biomedical projects

Our biomedical researchers are using interdisciplinary research and collaboration to explore the impacts that exposure to inorganic arsenic, a toxic metal, has on human health, especially as it relates to susceptibility to type 2 diabetes or metabolic disorder. We conduct research to improve the accuracy of risk assessments, reduce potential exposures to toxic metals, and protect human and ecological health.

Environmental science & engineering projects

Through highly integrated research, our environmental science and engineering investigators are developing new modeling tools to predict the level of contaminants in the environment and devising new ways to prevent exposure to toxic metals by treating well water used for drinking.

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