Ted Smith, Ph.D., & J. Christopher States, Ph.D., interviewed for their work on wastewater analysis
Drs. Ted Smith and J. Christopher States were interviewed by UofLnews in an article discussing their work on wastewater analysis. Dr. Smith, the director of the Center for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil, highlighted their pioneering efforts in utilizing wastewater to track infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and their ability to anticipate increases in infections ahead of clinical results. Dr. States, the director of the Center for Integrative Environmental Health Sciences, emphasized the broader potential of wastewater analysis, aiming to identify various pathogens, contaminants, metals, and substances in the sewers to map Jefferson County's exposome and investigate correlations between exposures and health risks. Read full article HERE.