Global Food Initiative
GFI Fellow - Class of 2016
Ph.D. Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/UC Davis
Uptake and Health Risk Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals in Wheat
This research investigates the uptake of chemical additives used during oil and gas extraction operations in wheat raised in controlled greenhouse experiments. Wheat crops were irrigated with water amended with hydraulic fracturing chemicals, harvested, and are ready for analysis of hazardous organic and inorganic chemicals. The analytical results will populate human health assessment models, and risks from crop consumption will be reported.
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