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Our aim is to improve our understanding of the relationship between exposure and disease. Visit our Program Overview page to learn more.

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What We Do

The Superfund Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley brings together public health and engineering experts to develop better methods to prevent and remediate contaminated sites and to understand and reduce effects of contamination.

Learn more from these videos about our researchers, their work, and it's importance.

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Understanding how Environmental Toxicants Alter DNA

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Using Yeast to Understand the Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants

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Benzene Exposure and Google Maps

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Plasmonic Mercury Sensing with Gold Nanoparticles

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Superfund Contaminants: The Next Generation

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Activated Persulfate for Remediation of Groundwater Contaminants

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News

Fenna Sillé receives Young Investigator Travel Award
Dr. Fenna Sillé, a Smith Lab Postdoc Trainee in the UC Berkeley SRP, has received the Society of Toxicology, Immunotoxicology Specialty Section, HESI "Immunotoxiclogy Young Investigator Travel Award".  The award will be presented during the 2015 SOT Annual meeting in San Diego, CA, on March 24th.

UC Berkeley SRP Postdoc Fenna Sille was named winner for the 2015 Society of Toxicology NorCal Postdoctoral Achievement Award.  The award will be presented during the NorCal reception at the national SOT meeting in San Diego, March 24, 2015.

Arsenic in drinking water linked to 50% drop in breast cancer mortality
A new study by researchers from UC Berkeley and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has linked arsenic to a 50 percent drop in breast cancer deaths.  For more information, click here.

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Publications

Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Steinmaus C, Liaw J, Smith MT, Wood L, Heirich M, Fritzemeier RM, Pegram MD, Ferreccio C (2014) Rapid Reduction in Breast Cancer Mortality with Inorganic Arsenic in Drinking Water. EBioMedicine. In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2014.10.0. [PDF]

Morris PJ, Medina-Cleghorn D, Heslin A, King SM, Orr J, Mulvihill MM, Krauss RM, Nomura DK (2014) Organophosphorus Flame Retardants Inhibit Specific Liver Carboxylesterases and Cause Serum Hypertriglyceridemia. ACS Chem Biol. Mar 5. [Epub ahead of Print]. PMID:  24597639. (PMCID Journal - In Process). [PDF]

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Information Links

BERC: The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative.  BERC is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges.  For more information, click here

SPAN: Students, Postdocs, Alumni Network.  SPAN is a group of students, postdocs, and alumni that are or were funded by the Superfund Research Program.  For more information, click here

PEPH: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health.  PEPH offers meetings, workshops, and web seminars as a forum for open exchange of knowledge and information on environmental public health topics.  A list of PEPH events can be found by clicking here