Martinsville, Indiana Superfund Site Association (MISSA), Purdue University Environmental Health Science researchers, and the Martinsville Community are working together on the upcoming National Institute of Health (NIH) funded 5-year study:
Addressing Tetrachloroethylene Exposure in an Impacted Community: Residents' Concerns, Neurotoxic Effects, and Exposure Reduction (IRB-2021-1507)
Study Focus: How the contamination of groundwater, vapor intrusion, and low-level long-term exposure to know neurotoxins and carcinogens affect the general health, well-being, and quality of life within the community.
In this study we will:
Measure exposure to chemicals via breath, indoor air, cognitive-neurological, and water testing.
Host focus groups and educational forums to discuss community concerns about the contamination - the potential short-term and long term effects.
Study historic cancer data and any potentially related causality vectors or clusters.
Develop research-to-action plans providing solutions to concerns.
For more information explore our Facebook Groups:
Purdue-Martinsville PCE Study
Martinsville Indiana Superfund Site Association
Dr. Sa Liu, Purdue Environmental Health Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Wallace, Director, MISSA: email@example.com