Outdoor air pollutants are emitted from a variety of sources including from traffic and other transport, agriculture, wildfires, and industry. Consequently, the general population is exposed to a mixture of heterogeneous chemical constituents. DCEG researchers investigate various outdoor air pollutants thought to be associated with cancer risk. These include traffic-related pollutants that are most concentrated in urban settings, as well as those arising from agricultural and industrial activities.
Ongoing efforts to examine emissions from industrial sources, verify proximity-based emission exposure metrics, and evaluate their associations with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers
Investigation of the etiologic relationship between long-term exposure to ambient outdoor ultrafine particle pollution and lung cancer risk in California
Studies of ambient pollution exposures from concentrated animal feeding operations and their associations with health outcomes in the Agricultural Health Study cohort