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Superfund Research Center

UAB Superfund Research Center

Impact of Airborne Heavy Metals on Lung Disease and the Environment

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Superfund Research Center addresses environmental airborne pollution with heavy metals and its impact on respiratory health and environmental degradation.

The UAB Superfund Research Center

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that the 35th Avenue Superfund site, located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, be placed on the National Priorities List.

Our Structure and Goals

The UAB Superfund Research Center consists of three biomedical projects and two environmental/engineering projects that focus on both human lung health and the health of the environment. All biomedical projects involve direct study of subjects from the affected area.

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