Environmental Health Research Laboratory (EHRL)
The Environmental Health Research Laboratory (EHRL) is both the wet bench laboratory environment and think tank setting for some of our lab oriented professors and PhD students.
The laboratory was founded in 1997 when Roger D. Lewis, laboratory director, received a small grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency to determine how to remove lead from carpet. Since then the students and faculty working together in the lab have received more than $3,000,000 in funding and have developed expertise in characterizing sources, pathways, and controls for environmental contaminants associated with allergies, asthma, lead poisoning, and waterborne disease – exposures that primarily affect children.
The approach we take to be successful in our research is to: