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Public Health Impact of DCEG Research

DCEG research findings have had a significant impact on public health – both in the United States and around the world – by providing key evidence for:

  • Expert panels that develop consensus reports as to whether specific exposures cause cancer;
  • Regulatory agencies and organizations that establish permissible exposure levels and safety guidelines; and
  • Medical communities and professional societies that translate research into clinical practice guidelines.

These historical findings come from studies that took years to conduct and required long-term “detective” work by DCEG researchers. Some of the areas in which DCEG research has had an important impact on public health include the following:

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