Lucio G Costa

Professor Emeritus, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

Box 354695
4225 Roosevelt Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Neurotoxicology. Molecular mechanisms of neurotoxicity. Biochemical markers of neurotoxicity. Children's health. Food additives and contaminants. Genetic susceptibility. In vitro toxicology. Pesticides and children. Neurotoxicity of diesel exhaust. Paraoxonase 1 and paraoxonase 2. Metals and oxidative stress. Gender-differences in oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. Air pollution and autism related disorders. Neurotoxicity of air pollution. Air pollution and neurodegenerative diseases.

DEOHS Biography


PharmD Pharmacology, University of Milan (Italy), 1977

In the News

UW Superfund Program Receives $10 Million Award to Study Effects of Pollutants on Nervous System
SPH News, 08/15/2017

How a flame retardant exerts its toxic effects
Toxicology Letters, 03/16/2016

Study Sheds Light on Mechanism of Brain Toxicity for Flame Retardant
SPH News, 03/16/2016

Expert on nerve-damaging environmental toxins to give Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture
University Week, 01/28/2010