|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:09:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] U. Penn "to study asbestos in Ambler," Pennsylvania|
Penn researchers get $10 million grant to study asbestos in Ambler By Jessica McDonald Philly Region Newsworks (PA) June 11, 2014The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study asbestos and its impact on the suburban community of Ambler.
Although its asbestos factory closed decades ago, the town is now one of the EPA's designated superfund sites and an unusually high number of residents have a rare asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
"It's the second largest asbestos dump site in the country," said Trevor Penning, Penn's director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology. "It covers 35 acres. For a long time, the residents of that community have been very concerned about that asbestos waste. And so each of the projects in the grant actually address the community concern."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.newsworks.org/index.php/health-science/item/69068-upenn- gets-10-million-grant-to-study-asbestos-in-ambler
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