Investigators in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) conduct studies of environmental exposures to known or suspected carcinogens including—but not limited to—indoor air pollution, outdoor air pollution, arsenic, water disinfection byproducts, and nitrate. Results of such research can have important public health implications. Selected studies include:
Studies of water contaminants thought to be associated with cancer risk, including arsenic, disinfection byproducts, and nitrate
Investigation of the role of indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in lung cancer in Asia
A large interdisciplinary case-control study of bladder cancer in 18 hospitals from five different regions in Spain
A population-based case-control study that investigates the reason for the persistent excess of bladder cancer mortality and incidence in the northern New England area.
Studies of cancer risk associated with exposure to outdoor air pollutants arising from traffic, industrial, and agricultural sources, including ultrafine particulate matter and dioxins
A population-based case-control study of childhood leukemia in the San Francisco Bay area and the agricultural Central Valley