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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... more »

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Do residential energy efficiency measures improve physical and mental health?

Goal: Identify and quantify health benefits of energy efficiency measures in single- or multi-family housing.

Data tools: Resident surveys, air pollution monitors, temperature monitors, energy usage data from electric utilities.

Expected outcomes: Previous qualitative and quantitative work suggests residents of more energy efficient homes experience fewer cardiovascular symptoms (e.g., asthma attacks) and fewer exposures... more »

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