Chlorpyrifos


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 ...


By Gretchen Kroeger   It’s sometimes easy to think of scientists as people who are different from “us” or as a group of people who are unapproachable to the public. But we want to bust that myth by introducing you, one scientist at a time, to those who carry out […]

Meet a scientist: Anthony Oliveri, MMA enthusiast & PhD candidate


Over the past year, the scientists here at the Duke Superfund Research Center have been busy trying to better understand how certain chemicals may impact health when people are exposed to them at critical points in time. Below are summaries from a couple of papers they’ve published in scientific, peer-reviewed […]

Recent publications: chemical exposure and the developing brain




By Dr. Ed Levin   The Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment (NBTA) Core here at Duke is headquartered in my lab in an old garage in downtown Durham that has been renovated inside to be a state of the art animal neurobehavioral test facility. As the name implies, the NBTA […]

Mechanism meets behavior – NBTA style