December 1, 2017
Environmental Health Sciences graduate student Durga Kolla is on a mission to identify possible risk factors in exposure to synthetic hormones. In an interview conducted by The Center for Research on Families, she explains her work - funded in part through a CRF Capstone Thesis Award - examining the effects of exposure to environmental chemicals with estrogenic activity in relation to the development of the mammary gland in mice.
“All populations are exposed to environmental chemicals. BPS is found in water bottles, medical equipment, canned food linings, plastic food containers, dental sealants- everywhere. We are trying to pinpoint when in the developmental process we are most vulnerable,” Kolla says.
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