Project 1: Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Alter Pulmonary Immunologic Homeostasis

    Stephania Cormier (Leader), Wayne Backes, James Reed, and Peter Sly

    This study addresses questions related to the pulmonary and metabolic effects of EPFRs, a recently realized pollutant species found at Superfund sites and formed during thermal treatment processes. As there are currently no rules or regulations for limiting or monitoring EPFRs in the environment, these studies, in the context of the Center, will have important implications for guiding environmental and public health policy.