About the Authors

Bindu Panikkar

Contributed equally to this work with: Bindu Panikkar, Doug Brugge, David M. Gute, Raymond R. Hyatt

bindu.panikkar@uvm.edu

Affiliation Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States of America

Doug Brugge

Contributed equally to this work with: Bindu Panikkar, Doug Brugge, David M. Gute, Raymond R. Hyatt

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA, United States of America

David M. Gute

Contributed equally to this work with: Bindu Panikkar, Doug Brugge, David M. Gute, Raymond R. Hyatt

Affiliation Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, United States of America

Raymond R. Hyatt

Contributed equally to this work with: Bindu Panikkar, Doug Brugge, David M. Gute, Raymond R. Hyatt

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BP DB DMG RRH. Performed the experiments: BP. Analyzed the data: BP DB DMG. Wrote the paper: BP DB RRH DMG.