Kentucky has an abundance of hazardous waste sites, and high rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and hypertension.
The University of Kentucky announced Tuesday that it has received a $10 million grant to study links between the pollution and the health problems.
The grant is from the National Institutes of Health, the primary federal agency responsible for conducting and supporting medical research.
The UK research will look at things such as whether widespread pollutants called polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, can lead to obesity and heart disease.
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