TCEQ Toxicology Research Projects
To obtain copies of the reports or data from any of the projects listed, please contact the TCEQ Toxicology Division.
- Hillcrest Community Environmental Investigation (HCEI)
- A two-year environmental investigation of ambient air, soil, and groundwater designed in collaboration with the local community to address its concerns about neighboring petroleum refineries, October 2012.
- Midlothian, TX Ambient Air Collection and Analytical Chemical Analysis
- A year-long ambient air monitoring study designed in collaboration with the local community to address its concerns about neighboring point sources, July 2010.
- Houston Exposure to Air Toxics (HEATS)
- Collaborative research among the TCEQ ($400K from a U.S. EPA grant awarded to the TCEQ, $476K from the TCEQ), the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center ($275K), the Texas Environmental Research Consortium ($50K), and the East Harris County Manufacturers’ Association ($50K); a research grant awarded to the University of Texas School of Public Health for a two-year air-toxics personal-exposure study, October 2009.
- Houston Air Toxics Biomarkers of Exposure Study (HATBES)
- Research grant ($100K) awarded to Texas A&M University for a year-long study designed to examine the utility of biomarker concentrations as an indication of ambient exposure to compounds of concern, as well as correlate biomarker levels observed to levels measured in the ambient air, December 2009.
- Air Pollutant Concentrations Near Texas Roadways
- Research grant ($250K) awarded to the University of Texas Department of Chemical Engineering to measure both gas- and particle-phase contaminants from four sites, with each site representing a different traffic scenario, August 2007.