International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene Via Contaminated Drinking Water Pipes in Massachusetts: A Predictive Model

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Archives of Environmental Health

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Volume

48

Issue

5

First Page

293

Last Page

297

ISSN

0003-9896

DOI

10.1080/00039896.1993.9936716

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