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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 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 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.
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.
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