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Environmental Exposures Research in OEEB

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: 

Drinking Water Contaminants
Studies of water contaminants thought to be associated with cancer risk, including arsenic, disinfection byproducts, and nitrate

Indoor Air Pollution and Lung Cancer in Asia
Investigation of the role of indoor air pollution from solid fuel use in lung cancer in Asia

Interdisciplinary Case-Control Study of Bladder Cancer in Spain
A large interdisciplinary case-control study of bladder cancer in 18 hospitals from five different regions in Spain

New England Bladder Cancer Study
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

Outdoor Air Pollution
Studies of cancer risk associated with exposure to outdoor air pollutants arising from traffic, industrial, and agricultural sources, including ultrafine particulate matter and dioxins

Outdoor Air Pollution and Terminal Duct Lobular Involution of the Normal Breast
A study investigating the association between exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and terminal duct lobular involution (TDLU) of the normal breast

Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Exposure and Risk of Cancer
A series of studies aimed at identifying specific cancers associated with PFAS at exposure levels typically found in the general population or among military personnel using banked serum specimens

Study of Childhood Leukemia and Environmental Pesticide and Other Chemical Exposures in California
A population-based case-control study of childhood leukemia in the San Francisco Bay area and the agricultural Central Valley

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