The University of Washington Superfund Research Program (SRP) was an interdisciplinary program that conducted and communicated research on the impacts of metal neurotoxicity on human and ecological health, focusing on metals that commonly occur at Superfund hazardous waste sites.
The UW Superfund Research Program was active from 1986 to 2023. This website is a repository of community resources, fact sheets, policy briefs and webinars developed by SRP until its closure in March 2023.
Salmon rely on smell to survive. Research shows that exposure to metals like cadmium impair that sense, threatening salmon survival.
Exposing mice to cadmium to generate blood levels similar to those found in the general human population resulted in cognitive impairment.
People respond to contaminant exposures in different ways, depending, in part, on the levels of protective enzymes that they produce.
Contaminated shallow lakes have more arsenic in their water than contaminated deeper lakes, meaning higher risk for humans.