a non-profit organization, RFHEE supports joint research projects
sponsored by industry, public agencies, academia and other foundations.
Working with these groups, RFHEE furnishes crucial funding for
pertinent, peer-reviewed scientific research and provides an important
information resource for public policy makers.
Since its inception in 1995, RFHEE has awarded $7.2 million
dollars in support of experimental research, expert panels and
critical reviews of scientific literature relevant to chlorine
chemistry. RFHEE supports projects that:
- Answer testable hypotheses
- Are peer-reviewed and published in reputable scientific journals
- Inform science and public health policies and decisions
To date, its efforts have included issues ranging from breast
cancer and developmental health effects to the environmental fates
of chlorinated compounds.
The RFHEE prioritizes its research agenda by supporting projects
that address important public health questions. RFHEE-funded projects
focus on the following broad areas of research:
- Human Health and Ecologic Effects
- Risk Assessment
- Chemical Exposure and Sources
- Mixtures of Chlorinated Compounds