Superfund Research Program
Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environmental and Social Stressors on Substance Use
- 270 - Prenatal PCE Exposure and Maternal Alcohol Use Linked to Increased Risks of Teenage Drug Use -- Aschengrau
Release Date: 06/07/2017
Prenatal exposure to both alcohol and tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene or PCE, may increase the risk of using multiple illicit drugs as a teenager, according to a study by Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP) Center researchers. PCE is a solvent frequently used in dry cleaning solutions, adhesives, metal degreasers, and other commercial products.
- 247 - PCE in Drinking Water Linked to Cancer and Epilepsy -- Aschengrau
Release Date: 07/01/2015
Early-life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE; perchloroethylene) in drinking water may increase the risk of epilepsy and certain types of cancer into adulthood, according to Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP) Center researchers. PCE is a solvent frequently used in dry cleaning solutions, adhesives, metal degreasers, and other commercial products.
- 212 - Early-life PCE Exposure Linked to Visual Impairment in Adults -- Aschengrau
Release Date: 08/01/2012
New evidence shows exposure to the chemical PCE during development can lead to visual impairment later in life. Scientists have previously linked the chemical with neurological effects like memory and attention problems.
- 189 - Use of Spatial and Temporal Analyses to Provide Insights into the Environmental Etiology of Cancer -- Aschengrau, Webster
Release Date: 09/01/2010
Scientists are investigating what individuals in geographic "hot spots" for cancer have in common to reveal possible routes of exposure to environmental carcinogens.
- 125 - Epidemiologic Research on Environmental Pollution and the Risk of Disease -- Aschengrau
Release Date: 05/04/2005