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Cynthia Curl – Curl Agricultural Health Lab

Human Health and Exposure to Agricultural Chemicals

The primary goal of Dr. Curl’s lab is to improve the health and safety of agricultural workers and their communities and to aid consumers in making informed decisions about what they eat and what they feed their families. Research focuses on developing evidence-based public health messages about how various agricultural systems affect the health of both workers and consumers.

 Current Lab Research:

The Bromide Uptake in Crops Following Soil Fumigation with Methyl Bromide for PCN Eradication study investigates how pesticide breakdown products may get into our food supply, and how they can be kept out. Specifically, how crops grown in fields treated with a soil fumigant called Methyl Bromide( MeBr) take up inorganic bromide into their tissue.

Additional Information:

Dr. Curl’s research interests are focused on environmental health and exposure science, with a particular emphasis on understanding exposures to agricultural chemicals and their effects on farmworkers, agricultural communities and the general public. Dr. Curl was awarded participation in the University of Washington’s Institute of Translational Health Sciences’ “Rising Stars” program and the prestigious Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Curl was named one of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s 20 Pioneers in Environmental Public Health Under 40 in 2017.

Cynthia Curl

Lab Director / Principal Investigator:

Cynthia Curl, PhD, MS

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