Dr. Heather Stapleton, Duke Superfund Research Center Co-Director and PI of Project 2, recently testified in front of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at a hearing for a petition to ban organohalogen flame retardants in consumer products under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act. Dr. Stapleton’s research focuses on […]

Heather Stapleton, PhD Testifies on Flame Retardants for CPSC Petition ...

Lilah Glazer, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in Dr. Ed Levin’s lab   A fish is not a rat is not a chimpanzee. Or is it? When we think about scientists studying what affects our behavior or what causes neuro-behavioral disorders, we think about rats running in mazes and chimpanzees learning sign […]

When Zebrafish Misbehave

By Gina Daniel, MEM Assistant, Research Translation Core, Duke Superfund Research Center   Fishing is a common pastime in North Carolina, and while most fish are safe to eat, some fish are contaminated with dangerous compounds such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Consumption of these contaminated fish can lead […]

Fishing for Environmental Justice in the Northeast Cape Fear River

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, staff from the SRC’s Research Translation Core participated in the U.S. EPA’s 13th Annual Science Day at YE Smith Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina.   A variety of EPA and community representatives led lessons during Science Day for students from kindergarten through fifth grade, […]

“Clean Veggie Challenge” at EPA Science Day

  On November 15th, Research Translation Core staff members Bryan Luukinen and Catherine Kastleman, along with second year Duke Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM) student Elissa Tikalsky, traveled to the Durham Hub Farm to lead an educational workshop with 7th graders from Carrington Middle School for an EPA Science Outreach […]

EPA Invites RTC Staff to Lead Science Outreach Activity

  By Gina Daniel and Catherine Kastleman   On Monday, September 26, Dr. Heather Stapleton and Dr. Ellen Cooper, with the support of the Duke Superfund Research Translation Core, held a webinar for participants and parties interested in our furniture foam flame retardant (FR) screening study.  The purpose of this […]

Public Webinar on Flame Retardants in Furniture Foam