Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are re-emerging as an environmental pollutant of concern. PAHs, found at Superfund sites and urban settings, are formed in the burning of carbon-based energy sources, e.g., diesel, gasoline, coal, petroleum and in cooking or tobacco smoke. Learn more about PAHs

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Silicone wristbands facilitate exposome study

Apr 2, 2014

By Sara Mishamandani As the environmental health science field strives to better understand the complexity of personal chemical exposures, NIEHS-funded researchers at the Oregon State University (OSU) Superfund Research Program (SRP) led by Kim Anderson, Ph.D., have developed a simple wristband and extraction method that can test exposure to 1,200 chemicals. While a person wears… Continue reading  Read full story.

Ultra sensitive Tools for Human Health Research: Highlights from a K.C. Donnelly Externship

Feb 14, 2014

By Erin Madeen, Ph.D. candidate and Project 1 Trainee Using new technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Oregon State University researchers are able to perform a controlled study of the human metabolism of environmental contaminate PAHs for the first time. The Williams Laboratory has studied PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) for over a decade, traditionally… Continue reading  Read full story.

OSU Partners with PNNL for Biostatistics and Modeling Expertise

Jan 28, 2014

Our Center is multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional. In partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), and other stakeholders and collaborators, we are developing new technologies to¬†identify and quantitate known and novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found at many of the nation’s Superfund sites and assess the risk they pose for human health. The research projects… Continue reading  Read full story.