Environmental Toxicology

Environmental toxicology examines the harmful effects of various chemical, biological and physical agents on living organisms at molecular, cellular, organism and population levels. This involves the adverse effects of environmental pollutants in air, soil, and water, and includes both natural and anthropogenic agents.

Our faculty has extensive expertise in both aquatic and pulmonary toxicology with a focus on phthalates, nanomaterials, asbestos, secondary organic aerosols, and metals. Our work focuses on fish and rodent models and human populations and field sampling in both domestic and global environments including Haiti and several countries in Africa. 

Learn more about our faculty members working in environmental toxicology by visiting their profiles below.

Interplay of Chemicals and Viruses

“We need to consider multiple environmental exposures and how they may collectively contribute to adverse health outcomes.”

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Investigating Links Between Chemical Exposure and Obesity

“Fish are excellent models for uncovering mechanisms driving priority public health outcomes.”

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