Emerging Environmental Hazards

An Environmental Hazard is a substance or group of toxic chemical, biological, or physical agents in the environment resulting from human activities or natural processes that can impact the health of exposed organisms. Emerging environmental hazards include new potential pollutants such nanomaterials, pesticides, plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, viruses such as zika, influenza, and dengue and bacterial pathogens that cause cholera and sexually transmitted diseases.

Several faculty members with expertise and current research initiatives in this area are listed below. Visit their profiles to explore what research our department is doing in Exposure Science.