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The Curl Agricultural Health Lab

“The goal of our research is to develop evidence-based public health messages about how various agricultural systems affect the health of both workers and consumers.”

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Organic Dietary Intervention

Funded by ITHS


Current research shows that organic food consumption significantly reduces pesticide exposure; however, does this reduced exposure lead to a measurable health benefit?

Our pilot study of the effects of an organic diet during pregnancy is the first step we are taking toward answering this question.

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Bromide Uptake in Crops

Funded by USDA


Growers often use pesticides to contend with unwanted pests.

In this project, we are measuring a pesticide’s breakdown products to ensure that they don’t enter our food supply at unacceptable levels.