Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Superfund: is it safe to go home?


The Superfund law does not effectively address exposure of the residents surrounding a hazardous waste site before, during, and after cleanup.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout


  • Browner C . Environmental Health Threats to Children. EPA 175-F-96-001. US Environmental Protection Agency: Washington, DC, 1996.

  • Burke T ., Fagliano J ., Hazen R ., Iglewicz R ., and McKee T . (1991). Chromite ore processing residue in Hudson County, New Jersey. Arch Environ Health 1991: 92: 131–137.

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Costas K ., Knorr R.S ., and Condon S.K . A case-control study of childhood leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts: the relationship between leukemia incidence and exposure to public drinking water. Sci Total Environ 2002: 30: 23–25.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Freeman N.C.G ., Lioy P.J ., and Stern A.H. . Reduction in residential chromium following site remediation. J Air Waste Manage Assoc 2000: 50: 948–953.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Lioy P.J ., Freeman N.C.G ., Wainman T ., Stern A.H ., Boesch R ., Howell T ., and Shupack S.I . Microenvironmental analysis of residential exposure to chromium laden wastes in and around New Jersey homes. J Risk Anal 1992: 12: 287–299.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Maslia M.L ., Reyes J.J ., Gillig R.E ., Sautner J.B ., Fagliano J.A ., and Aral M.M . Public health partnerships addressing childhood cancer investigations: case study of Toms River, Dover Township, New Jersey, USA. Int J Hygiene Environ Health 2005: 208: 45–54.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • National Research Council Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune. Contaminated Water Supplies at Camp Lejeune: Assessing Potential Health Effects. National Academics Press: Washington, DC, 2009.

  • Stern A.H ., Fagliano J.A ., Savrin J.E ., Freeman N.C.G ., and Lioy, P.J . The association of chromium in household dust with urinary chromium in residences adjacent to chromate production waste sites. Environ Health Perspect 1998: 106: 833–839.

    CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  • US Environmental Protection Agency. National Priorities List, 28 December 2009.

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Paul J Lioy.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Lioy, P., Burkeb, T. Superfund: is it safe to go home?. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20, 113–114 (2010).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:

This article is cited by


Quick links