Bacteria and pathogens: Determining friend from foe in soil and water

April 22, 2019
New $14.2 million grant from DARPA will help create new way to test for dangerous bacteria in the environment

You asked: Why does the sound of water make me sleepy?

February 1, 2019
From white noise to rainfall, we explore the connection between sleep and sound

Researchers develop methods to clean polluted groundwater

February 25, 2018
Texas A&M researchers test models that explain groundwater ‘bioremediation’

Chlorine may purify drinking water, but what does it leave behind?

March 31, 2017
New research from Texas A&M examines what factors affect levels of chlorine disinfection byproducts in drinking water

Down the Drain: Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the water

January 10, 2017
Does your drinking water contain antibiotics and sunscreen? It might have more than you think.

Agricultural compounds in drinking water linked to birth defects

April 21, 2016
Three different substances, commonly found in private wells in rural agricultural areas, seem to cause problems when ingested during early pregnancy

The almost-magical properties of a common substance: Iron

March 23, 2016
Environmental chemistry can turn everyday iron into an incredibly useful material

Information overload? We answer your most searched health questions

October 14, 2015

It’s no secret that we live in the age of information overload. With the world literally at your fingertips, procuring information has never been easier. But, when it comes to your general health, it’s hard to know which Internet diagnoses to trust and which to toss. We’ve compiled a list of current answers to today’s most searched online health questions.

Sharma developing portable water purifying device for military

August 27, 2014

Sharma leads research group that is conducting laboratory studies to demonstrate the efficacy of ferrate to remove a wide range of contaminants, which will contribute to the development of a purifying device for the military.

Sharma reviews methods to breakdown contaminates in water

July 18, 2014

Virender K. Sharma, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a review of different methods of transforming sucralose in water.