Environmental Risk Assessment Research

Group members in BOLD

Persistent Organic Pollutants

X. Zhang, X. Sun, R. Jiang, E.Y. Zeng, E.M. Sunderland, D.C.G. Muir. 2021. Response to Comment on “Screening New Persistent and Bioaccumulative Organics in China’s Inventory of Industrial Chemicals”: A Call for Further Environmental Research on Organosilicons Produced in China. Environmental Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c05528 [pdf]

A.S. Young, E.H. Sparer-Fine, H.M. Pickard, E.M. Sunderland, G.F. Peaslee, J.G. Allen. 2021. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and total fluorine in fire station dust. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41370-021-00288-7. [pdf]

X. Zhang, X. Sun, R. Jiang, E. Zeng, E.M. Sunderland, D.C.G. Muir. 2020. Screening new persistent and bioaccumulative organics in China’s inventory of industrial chemicals. Environmental Science & Technology. 54(12), 7398-7408. [pdf]

D. Bitounis, D. Parviz, X. Cao, C.A. Amadei, C.D. Vecitis, E.M. Sunderland, B.D. Thrall, M. Fang, M.S. Strano, P. Demokritou. 2020. Synthesis and physicochemical transformations of size-sorted graphene oxide during simulated digestion and its toxicological assessment against an in in vitro model of the human intestinal epithelium. Small. 16, 1907640. [pdf]

A.K. Tokranov, N. Nishizawa, C.A. Amadei, J.E. Zenobio, H.M. Pickard, J.G. Allen, C.D. Vecitis, E.M. Sunderland. 2019. How do we measure the poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) at the surface of consumer products? Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 6(1): 38-43. [pdf]

X.C. Hu, C. Dassuncao, X. Zhang, P. Grandjean, P. Weihe, G.M. Webster, F. Nielsen, E.M. Sunderland. 2018. Can profiles of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in human serum provide information on major exposure sources? Environmental Health. 17 (1):11. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0355-4. [full text]

 

Hazardous Air Pollutants

M. Bhatia, A.J. Specht, V. Ramya, D. Sulaiman, M. Konda, P. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland, A. Qureshi. 2021. Portable X-ray Fluorescence as a Rapid Determination Tool to Detect Parts per Million Levels of Ni, Zn, As, Se, and Pb in Human Toenails: A South India Case Study. Environmental Science & Technology. 55: 13113-13121 [pdf]

E.M. Sunderland, C.T. Driscoll, Jr., J.K. Hamitt, P. Grandjean, J.S. Evans, J.D. Blum, C.Y. Chen, D.C. Evers, D.A. Jaffe, R.P. Mason, S. Goho, W. Jacobs. 2016. Benefits of regulating hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil-fired utilities in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(5): 2117-2120. [full text]

 

Seafood

M. Alcala-Orozco, P. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland, J. Olivero-Verbel, K. Caballero-Gallardo. 2021. Occurrence of essential and toxic elements in canned fish (sardines and tuna) commercialized in the Latin America market: Public health at stake. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part B. https://doi.org/10.1080/19393210.2021.1926547. [pdf]

R.S.D. Calder, S. Bromage, E.M. Sunderland. 2019. Risk tradeoffs associated with traditional food advisories for Labrador Inuit. Environmental Research. 168: 496-506. [pdf]

C. Dassuncao, X.C. Hu, F. Nielsen, P. Weihe, P. Grandjean, E.M. Sunderland. 2018. Shifting global exposures to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances evident in longitudinal birth cohorts from a seafood consuming population. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(6): 3738-3747. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland, M. Li, K. Bullard. 2018. Decadal changes in edible supply of seafood and methylmercury exposure in the United States. Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI:10.1289/EHP2644. [full text]

K. von Stackelberg, M. Li, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. Results of a national survey of high-frequency fish consumers in the United States. Environmental Research. 158: 126-136. [full text]

R.S.D. Calder, A.T. Schartup, M. Li, A.P. Valberg, P.H. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Future impacts of hydroelectric power expansion on methylmercury exposures of Canadian indigenous communities. Environmental Science and Technology. 50 (23): 13115–13122. [full text] [SI]

 

Airborne Microbes

R. Stern, P. Koutrakis, M. Martins, B. Lemos, S.E. Dowd, E.M. Sunderland, E. Garshick. 2021. Characterization of hospital airborne SARS-CoV-2. Respiratory Research. 22:73. [pdf]

R. Stern, N. Mahmoudi, CO. Buckee, A.T. Schartup, P. Koutrakis, S. Ferguson, J. Wolfson, S. Wofsy, B. Daube, E.M. Sunderland. 2021. The microbiome of size fractionated airborne particles from the Sahara source region. Environmental Science & Technology. 55(3): 1487-1496. [pdf] [SI]

D. Bitounis, D. Parviz, X. Cao, C.A. Amadei, C.D. Vecitis, E.M. Sunderland, B.D. Thrall, M. Fang, M.S. Strano, P. Demokritou. 2020. Synthesis and physicochemical transformations of size-sorted graphene oxide during simulated digestion and its toxicological assessment against an in in vitro model of the human intestinal epithelium. Small. 16, 1907640. [pdf]

 

Drinking Water

X.C. Hu, A.K. Tokranov, J. Liddie, X. Zhang, P. Grandjean, J.E. Hart, F. Laden, Q. Sun, L.W.Y. Yeung, E.M. Sunderland. 2019. Tap water contributions to plasma concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in a nationwide prospective cohort of U.S. women. Environmental Health Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP4093. [pdf] [SI]

X.C. Hu, D. Andrews, A.B. Lindstrom, T.A. Bruton, L.A. Schaider, P. Grandjean, R. Lohmann, C.C. Carignan, A. Blum, S.A. Balan, C. Higgins, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Detection of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in U.S. drinking water linked to industrial sites, military fire training areas and wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 3(10): 344-350. [full text]

 

Editorial & Reviews

E. Sunderland and C.C. Wagner. 2020. "The Global Chemical Experiment." In: Earth 2020: An Insider's Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet. Ed: P. Tortell. Open Book Publishers. ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-78374-848-8. [pdf]

X.C. Hu, E.M. Sunderland, P. Grandjean. 2020. Mercury. In: Environmental Toxicants – Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, Eds. M. Lippmann, G.D. Leikuaf, 4th Edition. Wiley. 1024 pp. ISBN: 978-1-119-43880-9.

E.M. Sunderland, X.C. Hu, C. Dassuncao, C.C. Wagner, A.K. Tokranov, J.G. Allen. 2019. A review of the pathways of human exposure to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and present understanding of health effects. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 29, 131–147. [pdf]

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