- ENPH Graduate students have created an outline of how to write an effective research paper.
- Testing for Antibiotic Resistance: In a collaboration between ENPH and Biology, faculty members Crispin Pierce, Jim Dunning and Sasha Showsh are joined by alumnus Eli Gottfried and students Michael Checkai and Tola Ekunsanmi to see if land spreading of septic tank effluent is associated with an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- Surveying Heavy Metals in Childrens' Hair: Working with the Materials Science Center director Jill Ferguson and ENPH faculty member Crispin Pierce, ENPH students are measuring arsenic, mercury, chromium and lead in children's hair. Corresponding questionnaire results from parents are helping to identify risk factors for heavy metal exposure.
Silica health risk research being conducted by Dr. Crispin Pierce and students James Fay, Greg Nelson and Andy Kleist in the Environmental Public Health Program has the following aims:
1. Review previous research and exposure standards for environmental and workplace exposure to "simple" or "nuisance" dust, particulate matter (PM10, PM4, PM2.5, and "respirable" dust particles), and crystalline silica (quartz).
2. Record GPS coordinates, wind speed and direction, particulate matter (mass concentration and particle concentration), and crystalline silica concentration, and photograph locations surrounding the EOG Resources Chippewa Falls sand processing plant before and during operation.
3. Report measured particulate matter and crystalline silica concentrations and recommended exposure standards to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, EOG Resources, concerned citizens, and the environmental health community (through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications).
For further information, please contact Dr. Pierce at 715-836-5589 or email@example.com.
- FULL SILICA RESEARCH RESULTS AND INFORMATION LINK HERE