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

F. Parvez, V. Slavkovich, J. H. Graziano, Y. Chen, F. Wu, M. Yunus, R. Hasan, A. Ahmed, T. Islam

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about the effects of water arsenic (As) and non-malignant respiratory outcomes 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 pulmonary infections, impaired lung function, incident and mortality from obstructive lung diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014)
Subtitle of host publicationAs 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages630-631
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781138001411
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: May 11 2014May 16 2014

Publication series

NameOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment

Other

Other5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period5/11/145/16/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety

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