Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene Via Contaminated Drinking Water Pipes in Massachusetts: A Predictive Model
A computer model was developed to estimate exposure to tetrachloroethylene leaching from drinking-water pipes in Massachusetts between 1968 and 1979. The model was to be used for an epidemiologic study of cancer in five communities in Massachusetts. This model assigned a relative cumulative exposure score to each individual participant in the study, based on the geometry, size, age, and water flow through the water pipe that supplied a particular household and on the individual's duration of residence in that household. The results of modeling showed a wide range of exposure levels among the study participants. The epidemiologic study is described in the accompanying paper by Aschengrau et al.3. © 2016 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Archives of Environmental Health
Webler, Thomas and Brown, Halna Szejnwald, "Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene Via Contaminated Drinking Water Pipes in Massachusetts: A Predictive Model" (1993). International Development, Community, and Environment. 432.