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Yale Superfund Research Center

Yale Superfund Research Center

Advanced research to create impactful solutions to protect public health from emerging contaminants in water

Our multidisciplinary center is led by scientists at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science. As one of only 25 university-based Superfund Research Centers around the country, the Yale Superfund Research Center brings together four Yale Schools — Public Health, Medicine, Engineering & Applied Science, and the Environment — and five Yale Centers — Green Chemistry & Engineering, Analytical Sciences, Statistical Genomics & Proteomics, Medical Informatics, and Environmental Law & Policy.

We are a dedicated team of research scientists actively engaged in problem-based, solution-oriented research related to the exposures, health effects, and mitigation strategies of environmental chemicals in drinking water, such as 1,4-dioxane and its co-occurring contaminants. Our research consists of four interdisciplinary projects focusing on a contaminant known as 1,4-dioxane (1,4-DX) because of its common occurrence in Superfund sites and drinking water supplies. This contaminant has been classified as a possible human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

As part of our mission to protect public health from emerging contaminants in drinking water, YSRC will train future scientists to ensure that this program has a far-reaching impact on how emerging contaminants are addressed in the U.S. and globally.

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