To establish clear guidance for applying cleaning and decontamination procedures that effectively remove both chemical and biological contaminants from fire fighter personal protective equipment (PPE).
Fire Protection Research Foundation
CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
To explore the potential impact during gestation of maternal exposure to personal care products on physical and neurological developmental characteristics of the infants during their first years of life.
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
To investigate the association between exposure to polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and the risk of stroke, as an ancillary project of the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.
To determine which of the selected environmental chemicals detected in blood in the NHANES survey by CDC can be detected and measured in the serum and urine tissue, as well as the change over time in the detected environmental toxin levels in the blood and urine of patients who undergo bariatric surgery and experience significant weight loss.
To test the prevailing hypothesis that exposure to phthalates is ubiquitous and to investigate if among populations with little exposure to commercial plastic and personal care products, phthalate metabolite concentration will be significantly lower than in western populations.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester (University of Rochester Environmental Health Sciences Center; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences / Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Women’s Health and the Environment over the Entire Lifespan)