water contamination

Hurricane Harvey Victims to Participate in Toxic Exposure Study

In a new study, researchers hope to glean a better understanding of the possible health risks Hurricane Harvey victims face by outfitting them with special wristbands that monitor exposure to contaminated flood waters and airborne toxins.

People walk to a Harris County Sheriff air boat while escaping a flooded neighborhood during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey has set what forecasters believe is a new rainfall record for the continental United States, officials said Tuesday. / AFP PHOTO …