Peters, Rachel

CREATE HERA Student

Rachel Peters

Soil Science
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Email: rachel.peters@usask.ca


Current and Recent Research Projects

Developing the juvenile swine model as a model for human exposure to organic compounds, specifically polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This involves calculating bioavailability and developing biomarkers of exposure and effect and comparing the results to what is known about human responses to these compounds.


Publications

James K, Peters R, Laird B, Ma W, Wickstrom M, Stephenson G, and Siciliano SD. Chemical activity and human exposure assessment: a case study of 8 PAH contaminated soils using in vitro digesters and the juvenile swine model.


Posters and Presentations

Peters R, Wickstrom M, Siciliano SD. Time course study of bioaccessibility of PAHs in contaminated soil using juvenile swine. Poster presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America (SETAC NA) Annual Meeting, 2009.

Peters R, Siciliano SD, Wickstrom, M. Pilot Study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioavailability in contaminated soil using a juvenile swine model. Poster Presented at the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) Annual Meeting, 2010.

Peters R, Siciliano SD, Wickstrom, M. Distribution of soil bound PAHs in swine. Poster presented at SETAC NA Annual Meeting, 2010.

Peters R, Siciliano SD, Wickstrom, M. Bioavailability and distribution of soil bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in swine. Presented at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 2011.

Peters R, Siciliano SD, Wickstrom, M. Toxicokinetics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in swine. Presented at the SETAC Prairie Northern Chapter (PNC) Regional Meeting, 2011.