By Alison Brooks   This week the Ecology Center produced its report “Hidden Passengers” which discusses testing they conducted to look for heavy metals and flame retardants in child car seats. But, in order to interpret this report (and others – like this infographic showing potential sources of exposure in your […]

Risk assessment: Children are not small adults!

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

Our Spring Symposium is here!

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 […]

Meet a Scientist: Celebrating 45 years with Dr. Slotkin

By Savannah Volkoff and Eileen Thorsos In December 2014, EPA released an updated health risk assessment for the chemical pesticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos has been on the EPA’s radar since 2000, when the EPA began taking action to limit the use of and human exposure to chlorpyrifos. The new assessment considers […]

EPA believes that the children are the future, at least ...

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

Meet a scientist: Nishad Jayasundara, PhD