About the Program
The goal of the University of Iowa Superfund Research Program (isrp) is to develop recommendations to prevent or limit exposure to semi-volatile airborne PCBs and to propose interventions that would mitigate the impacts of Superfund chemicals.
The isrp's research will answer these five vital questions:
Where are sources of airborne PCBs?
What are the levels of human exposures to these types of PCBs?
What are the potential roles of metabolism in biological responses to PCBs?
What are the human health effects?
How can we remediate PCB contaminated sites?
Working with our partners, this very successful multidisciplinary program brings a broad range of expertise to bear on public health problems associated with Superfund chemicals that are critical to the Midwest and the nation.
Studies include a community-based participatory research project—an assessment of exposures to citizens who live or work in the vicinity of sources of lower chlorinated PCBs in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Our research projects are supported by six cores—Administration, Synthesis, Analytical, Training, Research Translation and Community Engagement.
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If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call me at 319-335-4346.
Larry Robertson, Director
Iowa Superfund Research Program
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