The Iowa Superfund Research Program
The Iowa Superfund Research Program (isrp) is a center at the University of Iowa. It is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and is titled: Semi-volatile PCBs: Sources, Exposures, Toxicities. These are our projects that are part of the isrp:
- Sources of Airborne PCBs (Project 4 of the isrp)
- Airborne Exposure to PCB congeners (AESOP Project)
- Analysis of PCBs (Analytical Core) (Sample Analysis Priority Plan)
- Emissions and Transport of PCBs from New Bedford Harbor (Supplement to isrp, collaboration with the Boston University SRP)
Pictures from an expedition are here.
Currently Prioritized Activities are here.
Standard Operating Procedures are here.
Our Research in the News
- Iowa Public Radio (June 2017): "UI Study Finds Cancer-Causing PCBs in Some Schools"
- IowaNow (June 2017) "UI Researchers Conduct Largest Survey Yet of PCBs in Schools"
- SouthCoastToday (March 2017) "Airborne PCBs come from harbor, study says"
- Scientific American. com (April 2013): "Chemicals from Personal Care Products Pervasive in Chicago Air"
- Environmental Health News (April 2013): " Chemicals on federal radar pervasive in Chicago Air"
- Environmental Health Perspectives (March 2013): "Nonlegacy PCBs: Pigment Manufacturing By-Products Get a Second Look"
- Environmental Health News (December 2012): "Dredging could unleash PCBs in Indiana community"
- University of Iowa Press Release (November 2011) "UI engineers conduct residential soils study, one of few such U.S. studies ever done"
- NIEHS Environmental Factor "SRP researchers quantify PCB pollution in East Chicago harbor"
- University of Iowa Press Release "UI researchers find high levels of toxic PCBs in Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal"
- IIHR- University of Iowa Special Report (Spring 2011) "Understanding PCBs"
- Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune (Jan 15, 2010) “Concern over canal mud as dredge plan nears. Study finds extreme levels of PCBs, but Army Corps says alarm unwarranted” -
- Des Moines Register (Dec 5, 2009) “U of I team fears PCBs may remain cause for concern”
- Science News (Nov 23, 2009) “PCBs: When green paint isn’t ‘green’”
- Chicago Tribune (Jan 22, 2009) “Mysterious PCB found near schools.” -