Harvey Clewell, a research scientist at the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, has been awarded a $970,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study of biomonitoring data.

The grant covers three years.

Clewell, director of the Center for Human Health Assessment at , will study the health impacts of chemicals found in blood and human tissue.

Most of the funding – $750,000 – is related to the impact of selected pesticides on humans. Clewell also will study data related to perfluorinated compounds, which are materials designed to help make materials stain- and stick-resistant.

“This grant gives us the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge in how chemicals found in human blood and tissue can potentially impact overall health,” Clewell said in a statement