An update of findings on arsenic exposure and respiratory outcomes from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS)

Faruque Parvez, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H. Graziano, Yu Chen, Mahbub Yunus, Rabiul Hasan, Alauddin Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, Christopher Olopade, Maria Argos, Habibul Ahsan

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about the effects of water arsenic (As) and As methylation capacity on lung function particularly among individuals exposed to low-to-moderate levels of As or without skin lesion. In a population-based study, using follow-up data in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) cohort, we found that As exposure from drinking water was significantly related to impaired lung function particularly among those with poor As methlylation capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress
Subtitle of host publicationArsenic in the Environment
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages151-152
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780415637633
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 27 2012

Publication series

NameUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment

Other

Other4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012
CountryAustralia
CityCairns, QLD
Period7/22/127/27/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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    Parvez, F., Slavkovich, V., Graziano, J. H., Chen, Y., Yunus, M., Hasan, R., Ahmed, A., Islam, T., Olopade, C., Argos, M., & Ahsan, H. (2012). An update of findings on arsenic exposure and respiratory outcomes from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS). In Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment (pp. 151-152). (Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b12522-61