Xia Huo, MD, PhD, and Xijin Xu, PhD, professors at Shantou
University Medical College in Shantou, China, recently visited the UC
Department of Environmental Health to share information about electronic waste
(e-waste) recycling and the potential exposure to mixed chemicals for local
Huo and Xu are collaborating with UC environmental health faculty
Aimin Chen, PhD, Kim Dietrich, PhD, Tiina Reponen, PhD, and Shuk-mei Ho, PhD,
on the e-waste Recycling Exposure and Community Health Study (e-REACH), funded
by the National Institutes of Health. The international population study, led
by UC, is the first to examine the human developmental effects of environmental
exposure to the complex metal mixture found in electronic waste (e-waste).
Read more about the study here.