August 18, 2017
WHAT: The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will host a three-day joint exercise next week to practice its response strategies for a potential hazardous materials incident.
WHEN: 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23)-Friday (Aug. 25)
WHERE: TIEHH, Reese Technology Center Building 555, 1207 Gilbert Drive
Media are invited to attend any or all of the event. Friday is expected to be the most visually appealing day.
CONTACT: Steve Presley, director, Biological Threat Research Laboratory, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8360, (806) 885-0236 or email@example.com and Capt. Kevin Ivy, public information officer, Lubbock Fire Rescue, (806) 544-2534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health was created in 1997 as a joint venture between Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center to assess the impact of toxic chemicals and diseases on the
physical and human environments, including air, water, soil and animal life.
Researchers investigate elements in the environment, both those that are naturally occurring such as disease and those caused by humans, such as nuclear activity, pollution or chemical or bioterrorism, which negatively impact the environment. It is one of the few labs in the country dedicated to environmental toxicology.