Superfund Research Program
Perchloroethylene (PCE) in Drinking Water and Cancer Risk
Project Leader: Ann Aschengrau
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995 - 2000
During the past year, the project investigators accomplished the following tasks: 1) completed the final error checks for the PCE exposure assessments, 2) determined the final study population for analysis, 3) conducted preliminary analyses of the interview data, 4) created definitions of the exposure and confounding variables, 5) conducted the crude and adjusted analyses of the relationship between PCE contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer, and 6) drafted a scientific paper for publication. In addition, the researchers began a validation study of the PCE exposure assessments.