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Your Environment. Your Health.

Research Briefs: Oregon State University

Superfund Research Program

PAHs: New Technologies and Emerging Health Risks

Center Director: Robyn L. Tanguay
Grant Number: P42ES016465
Funding Period: 2009-2025
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Research Briefs

  • 319 - Analyzing Chemicals and Genes Yields Novel Insight into PAH Behavior -- Simonich
    Release Date: 07/07/2021

    A new NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded study revealed how polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) breakdown and transform in the presence of ultraviolet A (UVA) light and titanium dioxide nanoparticle pollutants. Their findings have important implications for PAH cleanup, which may not consider how PAHs transform in diverse environments.

  • 295 - Model Predicts PAH Levels in Important Tribal Food Source -- Anderson
    Release Date: 07/10/2019

    A sediment passive sampling model can be used to accurately predict the concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in butter clams, according to a recent Superfund Research Program (SRP) study. Led by Kim Anderson, Ph.D., of the Oregon State University (OSU) SRP Center, the research team worked closely with tribal leaders to better predict PAH levels in butter clams while having a minimal impact on this important resource.

  • 210 - A New Role for MicroRNAs in Neurobehavioral Development -- Tal, Tanguay
    Release Date: 06/06/2012

    MicroRNAs may be tiny, but these short pieces of RNA regulate important human genes. The genes they regulate are also more sensitive to environmental chemical exposures. In a new study, researchers found environmental disruption of miRNAs can affect neurobehavioral development in zebrafish.

  • 209 - PAHs Before and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -- Anderson
    Release Date: 05/02/2012

    Oregon State University SRP scientists used their novel passive sampling devices to make before-and-after comparisons of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at four sites affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Their results suggest a continued need for monitoring of residual oil and dissolved PAHs in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 184 - Linking Site Specific Contaminant Mixtures to Biological Responses -- Anderson
    Release Date: 04/05/2010

    New tools could help Superfund site managers evaluate the nuances of chemical mixtures and identify the most pressing threats to ecosystem and human health.

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