Penn SRP Center News Archive
The Hill Blog: Reagan's Superfund research must get back to Bush II funding levels
Congress should continue to support President Reagan's Superfund Research Program (SRP) in the fiscal 2017 and 2018 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bills and restore SRP funding . . .
Research Features: Protect and serve: community-driven superfund science takes aim at asbestos exposure
As a direct response to local community concerns, Dr Ian A Blair and colleagues at the Penn SRP Center are using federal funds to study asbestos exposure pathways that lead to asbestos-related diseases. Dr Blair hopes to identify biomarkers of asbestos exposure with the aim of assessing an individual’s risks of developing asbestos-related diseases . . .
Penn Superfund Research Center Studies Asbestos from all Angles
Penn's Superfund Research & Training Program (SRP) studies asbestos from all angles. University of Pennsylvania program addresses aspects from environmental containment to health effects. Ads in which a lawyer talks about compensation for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma have been a television mainstay in the U.S. for a long time. Watching those, one might assume that the science of asbestos—how it’s formed, how it’s transported in the environment, and how it causes lung cancers—is a closed book. It turns out, however, there’s still lots to learn about the long, thin fibrous material.