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 […]


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 […]

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

Hexabromocyclododecane, a brominated flame retardant.

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 […]

Home Invaders: Are flame retardants fattening us up and harming our bones?

Join us for this webinar organized by CHE and Boston University SRP Oct 9, 2014 Background Information/Resources CHE Blog RSVP for this Call Eighth in a series of calls organized by CHE and the Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP). Flame retardants are chemicals that are used in consumer products ranging from furniture to […]