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Exposure Topics

  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

    Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also referred to as PFAS, are a large group of chemicals that are used in both industry and consumer products for their “non-stick” properties. CEG researchers have studied the relationship between PFAS exposure and health for many years. What they’ve learned has important implications.

  • Lead

    Lead is a naturally occurring but poisonous metal that has been used by humans for more than 6000 years. Since it has been added to gasoline, paint, and many other items, nearly everyone is exposed to lead. Children with their rapidly developing brains are particularly sensitive to the effects of lead exposure. Many key discoveries regarding the health impacts of lead have been carried out by UC researchers over nearly 100 years of painstaking work.

  • Air pollution

    Air pollution is a complex mixture of particles, vapors, and gasses. Due to its location, high truck traffic, proximity to coal-fired power plants, industries, and landscape, Cincinnati has relatively high levels of air pollution year-round. CEG investigators study the health impacts of air pollution and work with communities to reduce their exposure.

  • Climate Change and Health

    Just because Cincinnati isn’t near the ocean or wildfires doesn’t mean that we have few concerns about climate change. Many people wonder whether our changing climate has already had impacts in Cincinnati with increased intensity of thunderstorms, more frequent heat waves, and changes in air pollution. CEG investigators are examining the health impacts of these changes. More information coming soon.

  • Mold

    Cincinnati’s location at the southern edge of the humid continental climate zone and northern edge of the humid subtropical climate zone means that it’s humid all the time. In the summer, the average humidity is 73%. Mold only needs moisture and source of carbon to grow, so exposure to mold is very common in the Ohio River Valley. CEG investigators have studied the health impacts of mold and dampness on health and have examined interventions to reduce exposure too. More information coming soon.

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