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      By Gina Daniel, MEM Assistant, Research Translation Core   Research by Duke Superfund Research Center investigators Theodore Slotkin, Richard Di Giulio, and Frederic J. Seidler was featured as this month’s Superfund Research Program Current Research Brief by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study, “In […]

NIEHS Features Research on Developmental Neurotoxicity of PAH Mixtures in ...


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 ...



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



This week, Arysta LifeScience made the decision to halt the manufacture of MIDAS (methyl iodide) in the United States.  Methyl iodide is commonly used as a pesticide on strawberries.  Dr. Ted Slotkin, one of our lead researchers, was involved in this process by providing expert testimony on the health effects […]

Arysta to stop manufacturing MIDAS (methyl iodide)   Recently updated !