Duke University to develop new multi-million dollar lab looking at environmental impact on health

Duke University will develop a new laboratory to look at the impact the environment has on health.

The university has received a $5million grant from

the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop the lab.

The Duke Environmental Analysis Laboratory will look at measuring individual exposures to chemicals and various mixtures of them.

Heather S. Stapleton, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment said:

“This grant will allow us to equip and staff a state-of-the-art research laboratory to support environmental health research, and help develop new tools and methods to measure contaminant mixtures and understand the risks they pose.
“We anticipate that DEAL will serve as a key resource to ongoing and new environmental health research studies nationwide.”

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