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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Persistent Organochlorines in the Hudson River Watershed

Superfund Research Program

Persistent Organochlorines in the Hudson River Watershed

Project Leaders: Richard F. Bopp (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Jun Abrajano
Grant Number: P42ES007384
Funding Period: 2001 - 2006

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  • Louchouarn P, Chillrud SN, Houel S, Yan B, Chaky DA, Rumpel C, Largeau C, Bardoux G, Walsh DC, Bopp RF. 2007. Elemental and molecular evidence of soot- and char-derived black carbon inputs to New York City's atmosphere during the 20th century. Environ Sci Technol 41(1):82-87. doi:10.1021/es061304+ PMID:17265930


  • Gobeille AK, Morland K, Bopp RF, Godbold JH, Landrigan PJ. 2006. Body burdens of mercury in lower Hudson River area anglers. Environ Res 101(2):205-212. PMID:16226244


  • Chillrud SN, Bopp RF, Ross JM, Chaky DA, Hemming S, Shuster EL, Simpson HJ, Estabrooks FD. 2004. Radiogenic lead isotopes and time stratigraphy in the Hudson River, New York. Water Air Soil Pollut 4(2-3):469-482.
  • Webber JS, Jackson KW, Parekh PP, Bopp RF. 2004. Reconstruction of a century of airborne asbestos concentrations. Environ Sci Technol 38(3):707-714. doi:10.1021/es034479h PMID:14968854


  • Chillrud SN, Hemming S, Shuster EL, Simpson HJ, Bopp RF, Ross JM, Pederson DC, Chaky DA, Tolley L, Estabrooks FD. 2003. Stable lead isotopes, contaminant metals and radionuclides in upper Hudson River sediment cores: implications for improved time stratigraphy and transport processes. Chemical Geology 199(1-2):53-70.
  • Ferguson PL, Bopp RF, Chillrud SN, Aller RC, Brownawell B. 2003. Biogeochemistry of nonylphenol ethoxylates in urban estuarine sediments. Environ Sci Technol 37(16):3499-3506. PMID:12953858


  • Landrigan PJ, Sonawane B, Mattison D, McCally M, Garg A. 2002. Chemical contaminants in breast milk and their impacts on children's health: an overview. Environ Health Perspect 110(6):A313-A315. PMID:12055061 PMCID:PMC1240884
  • Robinson KA. 2002. DDT and chlordane in the Hudson River Basin. M.S. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


  • Baker JE, Bohlen WF, Bopp RF, Brownawell B, Collier TK, Farley KJ, Geyer WR, Nairn RS. 2001. PCBs in the Hudson River: The science behind the controversy.
  • Bopp RF. 2001. Environmental Endocrine Disruptors: Insights from Analyses of Dated Sediment Samples. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program Annual Meeting: Assessing Risks of Hormonally Active Agents, December 10-12, 2001. University of Florida Conference Center, Gainsville, FL.
  • Walsh DC, Chillrud SN, Simpson HJ, Bopp RF. 2001. Refuse incinerator particulate emissions and combustion residues for New York City during the 20th century. Environ Sci Technol 35:2441-7. PMID:11432546
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