Iowa Women's Health Study Drinking Water Exposures and Cancer Risk

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Project Period: 
2012 to 2017
Collaborating Institution(s): 
National Cancer Institute
Univ. of Minnesota School of Public Health

This project involves analyzing drinking water contaminant data (nitrate, pesticides, disinfection byproducts) in Iowa municipal water supplies in communities where over 21,000 participants in the Iowa Women's Health Study resided during the 1960s through the 1980s. Drinking water exposure data is included with lifestyle, dietary and other data to evaluate risks for thyroid, bladder and ovarian cancer.