Superfund Research Program

October 2023

Grandjean in Faroe Islands
Grandjean (lower right) in the Faroe Islands in 1994. He was part of a clinical team studying mercury exposure in the islands. (Image courtesy of Philippe Grandjean)

Longtime NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) grant recipient Philippe Grandjean describes what kickstarted his career and where his research is headed, as well as the health effects of PFAS and how people can limit their exposure. Grandjean is an investigator at the University of Rhode Island SRP Center and works with communities in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Iceland and Norway.

“The research we have done should already trigger an effort to remove PFAS. They should, in my mind, be a matter of history,” Grandjean said.

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