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Tulane University

New Wave: "Tulane awarded $3 million to study impact of pollutants in Caribbean countries"

October 12th, 2015

By Keith Brannon

“The National Institutes of Health awarded a $3 million grant to Tulane University and the Academic Hospital Paramaribo in the Caribbean nation of Suriname to establish a center to study how neurotoxins from mining and agricultural development are affecting pregnant women and child health throughout the Caribbean.”

“Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Suriname’s largest hospital will establish the Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental Health and Occupational Health to recruit 1,000 pregnant women whose diet might expose them to mercury, lead, arsenic and several pesticides, says Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, who holds the Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy at Tulane.”

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