Our Spring Symposium is here!

Every spring and fall we host a full day symposium with a particular focus and often in collaboration with another research center, department, or institute here at Duke. Our spring symposium is this Friday in the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Building (click for DukeMaps location). This symposium is in partnership with the Duke Cancer […]

The exposome and how the environment shapes our health, illustration by Michael Waraksa for Atlanta Magazine


Meet a Scientist: Celebrating 45 years with Dr. Slotkin   Recently updated !

Here in the Superfund Research Center and the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, we are celebrating Dr. Theodore Slotkin for his recently received, Society of Toxicology Education Award. To commemorate this accomplishment, we sat down to chat with Ted about some of his fondest memories in 45 years at Duke University. Background: Ted Slotkin […]

Hapugala, the town Nishad grew up in, is represented by the pin on the map.

Meet a scientist: Nishad Jayasundara, PhD

By Savannah Volkoff   If you’re anything like me, your Gmail inbox is full of eco-articles compiled by Environmental Health News (EHN). While I enjoy reading through the headlines every morning, I rarely get a chance to read the full article, which means my inbox is really just full of good intentions. However, one headline […]

Safety Standards and Weighing Risks

By Margaret Morales & Gretchen Kroeger In my last post I wrote about the Stockholm Convention Treaty for the international regulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The United States remains one of a handful of countries that has not ratified the Treaty. One key reason for this is that several US laws stand in contradiction […]

Hexabromocyclododecane, a brominated flame retardant.