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Title: Cumulative Risk and Impact Modeling on Environmental Chemical and Social Stressors.

Authors: Huang, Hongtai; Wang, Aolin; Morello-Frosch, Rachel; Lam, Juleen; Sirota, Marina; Padula, Amy; Woodruff, Tracey J

Published In Curr Environ Health Rep, (2018 03)

Abstract: The goal of this review is to identify cumulative modeling methods used to evaluate combined effects of exposures to environmental chemicals and social stressors. The specific review question is: What are the existing quantitative methods used to examine the cumulative impacts of exposures to environmental chemical and social stressors on health?There has been an increase in literature that evaluates combined effects of exposures to environmental chemicals and social stressors on health using regression models; very few studies applied other data mining and machine learning techniques to this problem. The majority of studies we identified used regression models to evaluate combined effects of multiple environmental and social stressors. With proper study design and appropriate modeling assumptions, additional data mining methods may be useful to examine combined effects of environmental and social stressors.

PubMed ID: 29441463 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Environmental Exposure/adverse effects*; Environmental Pollutants/adverse effects*; Humans; Models, Statistical; Risk Factors; Social Determinants of Health*; Vulnerable Populations

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