Other Human Environmental Health Risks

In addition to our basic and translational research expertise in understanding the human health effects of ionizing radiation exposure, the CRR is also involved in understanding the health risks arising from exposure to other environmental hazards, most notably naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater and environmental asbestos exposure. Center investigators were the first to describe the oxidative mechanisms underlying arsenic toxicity.  Faculty member Dr. Tom Hei is a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program entitled Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Manganese.