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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Boston University: Perchloroethylene (PCE) in Drinking Water and Cancer Risk

Superfund Research Program

Perchloroethylene (PCE) in Drinking Water and Cancer Risk

Project Leader: Ann Aschengrau
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995 - 2000

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  • Lash TL, Aschengrau A. 2000. Alcohol drinking and risk of breast cancer. Breast J 6(6):396-399. PMID:11348398


  • Paulu C, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 1999. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts and the risk of colon-rectum, lung, and other cancers. Environ Health Perspect 107(4):265-271. PMID:10090704


  • Aschengrau A, Paulu C, Ozonoff DM. 1998. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect 106:947-953. PMID:9703477
  • Besselink HT, Denison MS, Hahn ME, Karchner SI, Vethaak AD, Koeman JH, Brouwer A. 1998. Low inducibility of CYP1A activity by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in flounder (Platichthys flesus): characterization of the Ah receptor and the role of CYP1A inhibition. Toxicol Sci 43(2):161-171. doi:10.1006/toxs.1998.2455 PMID:9710958
  • Paulu C. 1998. Cancer Risk and Tetrachloroethylene-Contaminated Drinking Water in Massachusetts: Colorectal, Lung, and Other Cancers. In: Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society for Exposure Assessment.
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