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Use of Remote Sensing Data and a Geographic Information System (GIS) in Cancer Epidemiology

The possible link between occupational exposure to certain pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma raises a concern about nonoccupational exposures. A methodologic project has been designed to investigate the feasibility of using remote sensing data and a Geographic Information System (GIS) to reconstruct general environmental exposures. This project links satellite imagery data on cropping patterns with U.S. Department of Agriculture information on agricultural chemical use to estimate pesticide application on farmland adjacent to residential communities.

For more information, contact Mary Ward.

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch - Research Areas