Collaborative Research Projects

The goal of the collaborative projects are to support binational research in the areas of the environmental sciences in order to improve public health in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border. The ultimate goal is to solve problems at contaminated sites and develop assessment and remediation methodologies that can be applied to similar problems outside of the region.

Landfill Leachate Plumes: Characterization, Natural Attenuation, and Bioremediation

Mass urbanization in the U.S.-Mexico Border region has resulted in a large number of uncontrolled or illegal municipal and hazardous waste landfills. Plumes generated from these landfills are...
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Mine Tailings: Phytostabilization and Phytoremediation

Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) requested, via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Border 2012 Program, technical as well as outreach support in...
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Arsenic and Health: Breast Cancer

Some environmental contaminates are known human carcinogen that are present in the air and drinking water. Some are known to induce chromosomal and DNA damage. Studies on experimental models have...
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Arsenic and Health: Diabetes

The association between arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus has been inferred by various researchers and has received more attention due to recent epidemiological reports linking them to...
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Long-Term Effects of Heavy Metals on Children’s Health

For several decades, many communities in Mexico have been impacted by an increase in industrialization. Many of the environmental pollutant associated with this growth greatly effect children. In...
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