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Environmental Toxicology

In environmental toxicology, we explore the harmful effects of various chemical, biological and physical agents on living organisms.

One focus is human health-oriented research, investigating the risks from exposure to chemicals that are commonly found in hazardous waste sites (knwon as "Superfund" Sites). These toxicants include members of the halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon family (including polychlorinated biphenols, or "PCBs") and polyfluorinated substances ( including perffluorooctanoic acid, or "PFOA"). Other research areas include the mechanisms of action and toxicity of air pollutants and environmentally persistent contaminants such as methyl mercury and bisphenol A.

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