In September 2013, Dr. Dufault was honored to travel to Oklahoma to speak at the 15th annual Tar Creek Superfund Conference. The children living near this highly contaminated site at one time had the highest blood lead levels in the United States. Tar Creek became contaminated from the nearby lead mining activities that occurred during World War II. The lead was used to make bullets. To make matters worse, piles of lead contaminated dirt and gravel at the abandoned mine were used by the county for constructing roads. The lead was spread across many communities impacting ten different tribes. Dr. Dufault's most recent publication (2021) provides guidelines for evaluating and mitigating lead exposures, no matter where they come from. To learn more about the Tar Creek environmental disaster, click on the picture to the right.
In March 2014, Dr. Dufault traveled to Solingen, Germany to give a keynote lecture at the Clinical Epigenetics Society meeting. She was asked to speak on her macroepigenetic model that explains how food contaminants impact gene behavior to create conditions for the development of autism. Dr. Dufault developed and published this model in the Clinical Epigenetics Journal in 2012. This publication now has 74 citations according to Google Scholar and is the most accessed article in the Clinical Epigenetics Journal which is now owned by Nature. Click on the model to the right to access the article at no charge.
In addition to the conferences described above, Dr. Dufault has been invited by a number of other groups to present her work. Some of these organizations include
Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Society of Toxicology
Government Accountability Project (GAP)
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