RFG2 Key Research Highlights

Arsenic is a major environmental toxicant, not only in the Southwestern United States, but also throughout the world. Understanding the effects of inhaled arsenic in arid climates is particularly relevant.

Accurate determination of the sources and levels of exposure to environmental toxicants is essential to understanding the relationship between exposure and adverse health outcomes.

The adverse health response to exposures to toxicants is related both to the exposure to the toxicants as well as the genetic make-up of the exposed populations.