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Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

Kim Boekelheide (Director), Scott Frickel, Robert Hurt, Agnes Kane

The Brown Superfund Research Program (SRP) uses its highly successful paradigm of academic-government-community partnerships to tackle environmental health and remediation concerns in Rhode Island. The scientific theme for the project is Integrated Biomedical & Engineering Solutions to Regulatory Uncertainty and is pursued by four projects: two biomedical and two engineering/environmental science. The project also includes a Community Engagement Core, an arm of the SRP that works on multiple levels to engage involved parties in environmental health and justice issues. Together with team members from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), project researchers work to expand the understanding of the human health consequences and management of contaminated sites in Rhode Island and other post-industrial states. 

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