Two University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) investigators were recently featured on Arizona Public Media’s weekly news-magazine, “AZ Illustrated Science.” The feature “Piecing Together the Arsenic Puzzle” explored University research into the impacts of arsenic, to which Arizona residents can be exposed via water and food. UA SRP investigator Miranda Loh (Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health) described her work measuring arsenic in toenails that lets her determine the exposures from private well water in arsenic-endemic Yavapai County. Investigator Todd Camenisch (College of Pharmacy) described his work using a mouse model to study the impacts of pre-natal arsenic exposure on heart development, and the eventual impact on adult cardiovascular health.
The original episode aired April 29, 2014 - click here to watch online! (“Piecing together the arsenic puzzle” segment appears about 14:30 minutes into the show.)