Group Leader: Jane Hoppin (NCSU)


Who we are:  Approximately 20 full CHHE members whose research focuses on the diverse aspects of emerging contaminants including toxicology, chemistry, exposure assessment, bioinformatics, engineering, and biology as well as science communication.  “Emerging Contaminants” is a broad label for chemicals of public health significance about which little is known regarding toxicology, fate and transport, or human health implications.  Examples of chemicals of interest include GenX and other per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), nanoparticles, and beta-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) associated with algal blooms.  Our group includes researchers at NC State, ECU, and North Carolina Central University.

Main goal: Foster collaboration and exchange ideas among members and provide resources to address emerging environmental health issues throughout NC.