Dioxin Contamination in Foods

EPA Grant Number: F8P21055
Title: Dioxin Contamination in Foods
Investigators: Tran, Lan
Institution: Virginia Wesleyan College
EPA Project Officer: Michaud, Jayne
Project Period: August 12, 2008 through April 25, 2010
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2008) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Academic Fellowships


My research included recording the types of foods people eat in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, a primary source of dioxin contamination. I worked with staff at medical centers and assessed families in rural provinces. I also interviewed people in Friendship Village which houses Agent Orange victims and also grows an organic garden to feed the residents and sell the produce.

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2009
  • Final