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Attention: We would like to make you aware that there are significant delays/curtailments of operations/work conditions at this time in Oregon due to the coronavirus COVID-19 and there may be delays in responses to emails and deliverables. We are doing our best to keep everything on schedule, but may have to adjust to changing conditions.
Who We Are: We are a team of toxicologists, chemists and public health researchers at Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are interested in what people are exposed to, specifically after disasters.
Learn about the work we are doing in Houston, after Hurricane Harvey here [http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/superfund/2017/09/15/osu-responds-hurricane-harvey/]
What We Do: We use silicone wristbands that detect thousands of chemicals in our environment. Currently, we can look for up to 1,530 chemicals.
We use this information to learn about exposures following disasters. We also return all the data to everyone participating in our study, and to communities that want to learn about it. We’ve done this several times, most recently in Ohio [http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/superfund/2018/05/31/linking-peer-review-personal-report-back/]
About This Study: Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Harvey are fairly similar. They both resulted in catastrophic flooding over a period of several days. We would like to compare chemical exposures between individuals in Texas versus individuals in North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence Study Update