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Program Overview

Larry Robertson,<br />Program Director

The overall theme of the Superfund Research Program at The University of Iowa (isrp) is the consequences of atmospheric sources and exposures to semi-volatile Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

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 semi-volatile PCBs?
  • What are the human health effects?
  • How can we remediate PCB contaminated sites?

This very successful multidisciplinary program brings a broad range of expertise to bear on 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.

To get all the latest information about the Iowa Superfund Research Program follow us on Twitter where you can ask us anything on PCBs! The twitter feed can also be found under our news items.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at larry-robertson@uiowa.edu or call me at 319-335-4346.

Larry Robertson, Director
Iowa Superfund Research Program