CENTER OVERVIEW

The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center (Superfund Center) comprehensively evaluates the complexities of hazardous chemical exposures, potentially adverse health impacts, and potential hazards of exposures to complex mixtures through a series of multi-disciplinary projects derived from a case study utilizing Galveston Bay.

Climate change increased coastal populations, and shifts in domestic economic activity markedly increase the risks of catastrophic chemical contamination events resulting from weather-related or human-caused emergencies, increasing the risk of potential adverse health impacts.

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LATEST NEWS

Using Spatial Analytics to Address Flooding and Contamination in Fence-line Communities. NIEHS 2024 Grantee Highlights, March 2024

Climate Vulnerability Index shows where action, resources are needed to address climate change threats, TAMU Vetmed News, October 2023

Superfund Research Center trainees share “One Health” research initiatives, TAMU Vetmed News, August 2023

Southwest Regional Superfund Summit aims to strengthen data science collaborations, training, August 2023

Ohio train derailment, clean-up resulted in high levels of some gases, study shows, ACS, July 2023

Superfund Trainees Recieve Awards at the 2023 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March 2023

Texas A&M researchers provide data context after Ohio train derailment, The Eagle, March 2023

High levels of chemicals could pose long-term risks at Ohio train derailment site, researchers say, CNN, February 2023

New study: East Palestine air pollutants show possible long-term health concerns, Cleveland19.com, February 2023

Air around East Palestine still has high chemical levels — but risk isn’t ‘imminent,’ researchers say, Politico, February 2023

Toxic air pollutants in East Palestine could pose long-term risks, researchers say, The Washington Post, February 2023

Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon University researchers air testing with mobile lab in East Palestine, Ohio, WKBN.com, January 2023

Texas A&M Postdoc Receives NIH Grant For Toxicology Research, Texas A&M VMBS Communications, January 2023

Dr. Alan Valdiviezo’s (former Project 4 Trainee) recent publication was featured in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter as a Paper of the Month, NIEHS Environmental Factor, January 2023