Our aim is to improve our understanding of the relationship between exposure and disease. Visit our Program Overview page to learn more.
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.
UC Berkeley SRP to host 2014 NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, November 12-14, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA. For meeting information, click here.
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.
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]
Gaytan BD, Loguinov A, Lantz SR, Lerot JM, Denslow N, Vulpe CD (2013) Functional profiling discovers that the dieldrin organochlorinated pesticide affects leucine availability in yeast. Toxicol Sci. Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23358190. (PMC Journal – In Process). (PDF available soon).
Rappaport SM, Kim S, Thomas R, Johnson BA, Bois FY, Kupper LL (2013) Low-dose metabolism of benzene in humans: science and obfuscation. Carcinogenesis. Jan;34(1):2-9. PMID: 23222815. (PMC Journal – In Process). [PDF]
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