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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Elsie M. Sunderland

Superfund Research Program

Elsie M. Sunderland

Harvard School of Public Health
Pierce Hall 127
29 Oxford St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: 617-496-0858
Email: ems@seas.harvard.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Publications

  • Sunderland EM, Wagner CC. The global chemical experiment. In: Earth 2020: An insider's guide to a rapidly changing planet.

2021

  • Bhatia M, Specht AJ, Ramya V, Sulaiman D, Konda M, Balcom PH, Sunderland EM, Qureshi A. 2021. Portable x-ray fluorescence as a rapid determination tool to detect parts per million levels of Ni, Zn, As, Se, and Pb in human toenails: A South India case study. Environ Sci Technol 55:13113-13121. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c00937 PMID:34529917 PMCID:PMC8582015
  • Ruyle BJ, Pickard HM, LeBlanc DR, Tokranov AK, Thackray CP, Hu XC, Vecitis CD, Sunderland EM. 2021. Isolating the AFFF signature in coastal watersheds using oxidizable PFAS precursors and unexplained organofluorine. Environ Sci Technol 55(6):3686-3695. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c07296 PMID:33667081
  • Ruyle BJ, Thackray CP, McCord JP, Strynar M, Mauge-Lewis KA, Fenton SE, Sunderland EM. 2021. Reconstructing the composition of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in contemporary aqueous film-forming foams. Environ Sci Technol Lett 8:59-65. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00798 PMID:33628855 PMCID:PMC7898139
  • Young AS, Sparer-Fine EH, Pickard HM, Sunderland EM, Peaslee GF, Allen JG. 2021. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and total fluorine in fire station dust. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol doi:10.1038/s41370-021-00288-7 PMID:33542478 (ahead of print)

2020

  • De Silva AO, Armitage JM, Bruton TA, Dassuncao C, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Hu XC, Karrman A, Kelly B, Ng CA, Robuck AR, Sun M, Webster TF, Sunderland EM. 2020. PFAS exposure pathways for humans and wildlife: A synthesis of current knowledge and key gaps in understanding. Environ Toxicol Chem doi:10.1002/etc.4935 PMID:33201517 PMCID:PMC7906948
  • Joerss H, Xie Z, Wagner CC, von Appen W, Sunderland EM, Ebinghaus R. 2020. Transport of legacy perfluoroalkyl substances and the replacement compound HFPO-DA through the Atlantic gateway to the Arctic Ocean - is the Arctic a sink or a source?. Environ Sci Technol 54(16):9958-9967. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c00228 PMID:32806910

2019

  • Dassuncao C, Pickard HM, Pfohl M, Tokranov AK, Li M, Mikkelsen B, Slitt AL, Sunderland EM. 2019. Phospholipid levels predict the tissue distribution of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in a marine mammal. Environ Sci Technol Lett 6(3):119-125. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00031
  • Eryasa B, Grandjean P, Nielsen F, Valvi D, Zmirou-Navier D, Sunderland EM, Weihe P, Oulhote Y. 2019. Physico-chemical properties and gestational diabetes predict transplacental transfer and partitioning of perfluoroalkyl substances. Environ Int 130:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.068 PMID:31200157 PMCID:PMC7029428
  • Hu XC, Tokranov AK, Liddie J, Zhang X, Grandjean P, Hart JE, Laden F, Sun Q, Yeung LW, Sunderland EM. 2019. Tap water contributions to plasma concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a nationwide prospective cohort of U.S. women. Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/EHP4093 PMID:31170009 PMCID:PMC6792361
  • Sunderland EM, Hu XC, Dassuncao C, Tokranov AK, Wagner CC, Allen JG. 2019. A review of the pathways of human exposure to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and present understanding of health effects. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 29:131-147. doi:10.1038/s41370-018-0094-1 PMID:30470793 PMCID:PMC6380916
  • Tokranov AK, Nishizawa N, Amadei CA, Zenobio JE, Pickard HM, Allen JG, Vecitis CD, Sunderland EM. 2019. How do we measure poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) at the surface of consumer products?. Environ Sci Technol Lett 6(1):38-43. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00600
  • Zhang X, Lohmann R, Sunderland EM. 2019. Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in seawater and plankton from the Northwestern Atlantic Margin. Environ Sci Technol 53:12348-12356. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b03230 PMID:31565932 PMCID:PMC6992416

2018

  • Dassuncao C, Hu XC, Nielsen F, Weihe P, Grandjean P, Sunderland EM. 2018. Shifting global exposures to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) evident in longitudinal birth cohorts from a seafood-consuming population. Environ Sci Technol 52:3738-3747. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b06044 PMID:29516726 PMCID:PMC6438388
  • Hu XC, Dassuncao C, Zhang X, Grandjean P, Weihe P, Webster GM, Nielsen F, Sunderland EM. 2018. Can profiles of poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in human serum provide information on major exposure sources?. Environ Health 17:11. doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0355-4 PMID:29391068 PMCID:PMC5796515
  • Obrist D, Kirk JL, Zhang L, Sunderland EM, Jiskra M, Selin NE. 2018. A review of global environmental mercury processes in response to human and natural perturbations: Changes of emissions, climate, and land use. Ambio 47:198-215. doi:10.1007/s13280-017-1004-9 PMID:29388126 PMCID:PMC5794683

2017

2016

  • Chen CY, Driscoll CT, Lambert KF, Mason RP, Sunderland EM. 2016. Connecting mercury science to policy: from sources to seafood. Rev Environ Health 31(1):17-20. doi:10.1515/reveh-2015-0044 PMID:26820177 PMCID:PMC4832595
  • Lindstrom AB, Bruton TA, Schaider LA, Grandjean P, Carignan C, Blum A, Higgins CP, Sunderland EM, Hu XC, Andrews DQ, Lohmann R, Balan SA. 2016. Detection of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in US drinking water linked to industrial sites, military fire training areas, and wastewater treatment plants. Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(10):344-350. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00260 PMID:27752509 PMCID:PMC5062567
  • Sunderland EM, Driscoll CT, Hammitt JK, Grandjean P, Evans J, Blum JD, Chen CY, Evers DC, Jaffe D, Mason RP, Goho S, Jacobs W. 2016. Benefits of regulating hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil-fired utilities in the United States. Environ Sci Technol 50(5):2117-2120. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00239 PMID:26848613

2012

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