Heather Stapleton, Ph.D.

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Her project is titled “Investigating Environmental Exposures and Papillary Thyroid Cancer.” This multidisciplinary project will focus on Iredell County, North Carolina, because this county is indicated in the North Carolina cancer registry to have a higher thyroid cancer incidence than other counties in the state. The research effort will focus on chronic indoor exposure through dust or the water system, to chemicals associated with coal ash and to flame retardant chemicals that have previously been associated with papillary thyroid cancer.

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