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.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethylène(tétrachloro), Contamination, Eau potable, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Assistance ordinateur, Canalisation, Epidémiologie, Prédiction, Carcinogène, Solvant organique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethylene(tetrachloro), Contamination, Drinking water, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Computer aid, Pipe, Epidemiology, Prediction, Carcinogen, Organic solvent
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