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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.”


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.


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.