To assess the exposure to flame retardants and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in flight attendants and evaluate the association between serum levels of flame retardants and PFCs and thyroid hormone disruption.
To investigate determinants that significantly influence exposure to permethrin among military personnel, a critical step to provide valid predictive models and accurate policy guidance to mitigate any potential health risks associated from the use of permethrin-treated clothing.
U.S Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
To demonstrate that a passive wristband sampler can be used to quantify personalized exposure to environmental chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with higher compliance and equal accuracy compared to an active air sampler, and to show the utility of a mobile phone-enabled application to concurrently capture lung function measurements.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
To establish a reliable picture of the range, median tendency and predictors of perfluorocarbon (PFC) exposures in urban firefighters, and to establish how well the findings independently predict intermediate markers of cardiovascular and respiratory health.