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Louisville Study Seeks to Understand Potential Health Hazards Associated with Coal Ash

Dr. Kristina Zierold, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Science, is one of just a few scholars in the United States investigating the health impacts from exposure to coal ash. Through a $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Zierold is working to understand whether children who live closer to coal ash storage sites and power plants have greater neurobehavioral disorders than children who live further away.

Read more about the study.

Study in the news:

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2017/04/17/u-l-studies-how-coal-ash-affects-kids-health/100568932/