Superfund Research Program
Community Engagement and Urban Agriculture: Addressing Concerns About Toxicants in Soil, Water and Plants
Project Leader: Keith Pezzoli
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2005-2023
News Items List
Plant Testing Informs Safe Community Gardening Practices
SRP News Page - March 2020
In a new NIEHS-funded study, SRP Center researchers revealed elevated levels of heavy metals and arsenic in a local community garden grown on a Brownfields site. By installing raised garden beds on the site, they found that they could grow fruits and vegetables that did not accumulate contaminants.
Special Issue Highlights Invited reviews from the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health
SRP News Page - April 2016
A special issue of the journal Reviews on Environmental Health highlights the 16th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium (PBC) for Environment and Health with invited reviews from conference presenters.
Pezzoli Receives UC System President's Award
SRP News Page - December 2015
Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D., from the University of California (UC) San Diego, received an Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives from Janet Napolitano, J.D., president of the UC system.
Crossing Geographic and Discipline Borders at the PBC Meeting
SRP News Page - August 2015
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) and the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute were among the cosponsors of the 16th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health (PBC), held August 10-13 at the University of Indonesia.
A Community Garden as a Living Laboratory
SRP News Page - April 2015
On March 24, Superfund Research Program (SRP) staff members visited the Ocean View Community Garden in San Diego. SRP scientists from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), are working with local residents to transform a vacant lot into a community garden.
Bioregional planning to improve public and environmental health
Environmental Factor - November 2014
Disease doesn’t stop at national boundaries, presenting unique international challenges. A new framework, called One Bioregion/One Health, provides an approach to transboundary regional planning that considers relationships between people and nature in the quest for healthier living spaces.