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News Items: Texas A&M University

Superfund Research Program

Mitigation of Chemical and Mixture Effects Through Broad-Acting Sorbents

Project Leader: Timothy D. Phillips
Co-Investigator: Phanourios Tamamis
Grant Number: P42ES027704
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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News Items List

  • Edible Sorbents May Protect Against Metal Toxicity
    Research Brief - November 2020
    A new study from NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center researchers suggests that edible sorbents may be an effective treatment to reduce heavy metal exposure from consumption of contaminated water and food. According to the researchers, this is the first evidence that edible sorbents can bind heavy metal mixtures and protect against their toxicity in a living organism.
  • Technology to Reduce Harmful Exposures after Disasters Goes Commercial
    SRP News Page - June 2019
    Researchers at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center have developed a new technology that can bind to hazardous chemicals in the body after exposure, reducing their uptake in the body. This technology, known as broad acting enterosorbent materials, can be added to food or water to reduce exposure to harmful mixtures of contaminants following natural disasters and other emergencies. It has been patented and granted a worldwide exclusive license to Texas EnteroSorbents, Inc. for commercialization.
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