Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)

Director: Akram Alshawabkeh, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; José F. Cordero, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico

The PROTECT Center will study exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation). PROTECT also seeks to better understand the phenomena affecting fate and transport of hazardous substances in karstic aquifers and to develop green remediation strategies that attenuate and mitigate exposure to protect human health and ecosystems.

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