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An overhead view of a house under construction.

Research Identifies 55 Dangerous Chemicals in Building Materials

New research from Lei Huang and Olivier Jolliet

University of Michigan researchers have identified 55 chemicals of concern found in the walls, floors, ceilings and furniture in homes across the United States, including some that have concentrations that are 1,000 times higher than recommended.

A person runs on a trail near a factory with a plume of smoke.

Researchers From U-M, MSU, OU Team Up To Develop Wearable Pollution-Measuring Technology

New research from Tim Dvonch

With the support of a $2.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Oakland University are teaming up to develop wearable technology able to identify particulate matter pollution such as soot and toxic metals generated by cars, trucks and industrial sources.

An image of a vacant lot where a house once stood.

$2.2M Grant To Fund Research on Link Between Vacant Lot Reuse, Firearms Violence Reduction

New research from Justin Heinze

University of Michigan researchers received a $2.2 million grant to assess the effect of community-driven, vacant lot remediation and reclamation efforts on reductions in firearm-related injury and mortality. Led by Justin Heinze, assistant professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, the project builds on more than a decade of U-M research in Michigan exploring the effects of vacant lot reuse on youth violence.