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environmental chemicals

Aug 15, 2022

Report: More People Should Be Tested for Potential Exposure to ‘Forever Chemicals’

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Jane Hoppin, a professor of biological sciences and director of NC State's Center for Human Health and the Environment, is part of a group of researchers seeking to provide clinicians with guidance on how to address the impact of PFAS. 

Cathrine Hoyo delivers a talk at the 2020 CHHE Symposium.

Sep 28, 2021

Researchers Receive $17M Grant to Explore Links Between Contaminants and Liver Cancer

NC State is the lead institution on a major study that will explore a potential link between environmental contaminants and liver cancer. 

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Oct 28, 2020

NC State Researchers Invite Wilmington, Brunswick County Residents to Participate in GenX Exposure Study

NC State researchers are recruiting new participants from Wilmington and Brunswick County for the GenX Exposure Study. 

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Jul 22, 2020

Study: Novel PFAS Comprise 24% of Those Measured in Blood of Wilmington, N.C., Residents

The GenX Exposure Study found unusual levels of these chemicals, whose human health effects are not yet known. 

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Nov 12, 2019

Flame-Retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

This research supports the hypothesis that chemical flame retardants can adversely affect neurological development and social behavior. 

Heather Patisaul in her lab in David Clark Labs

Jul 18, 2019

Biologist Patisaul Named Associate Dean for Research

Heather Patisaul, a decorated biologist and an expert on how environmental chemicals affect our health, has been named the new associate dean for research in NC State‚Äôs College of Sciences.