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Understand the determinants of ambient environmental air pollution exposures in a large scale, geographically-diverse population

Exposure to air pollutants in the ambient (indoor and outdoor) environment is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes, including cancer. A key challenge for cancer studies is the lack information on individual-level activities and other determinants of personal exposures over the lifetime; existing studies have had to rely on assumptions about time spent in microenvironments. Moreover, most data are from urban settings and underrepresent many racial and other population subgroups.

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