Improving exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology: Application of spatio-temporal visualization tools

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dc.contributor.author Nriagu, Jerome O. en_US
dc.contributor.author AvRuskin, Gillian A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kaufmann, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Jacquez, Geoffrey M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Slotnick, Melissa J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meliker, Jaymie R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T19:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T19:33:56Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Meliker, Jaymie R.; Slotnick, Melissa J.; AvRuskin, Gillian A.; Kaufmann, Andrew; Jacquez, Geoffrey M.; Nriagu, Jerome O.; (2005). "Improving exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology: Application of spatio-temporal visualization tools." Journal of Geographical Systems 7(1): 49-66. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47931> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1435-5930 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1435-5949 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47931
dc.description.abstract A thorough assessment of human exposure to environmental agents should incorporate mobility patterns and temporal changes in human behaviors and concentrations of contaminants; yet the temporal dimension is often under-emphasized in exposure assessment endeavors, due in part to insufficient tools for visualizing and examining temporal datasets. Spatio-temporal visualization tools are valuable for integrating a temporal component, thus allowing for examination of continuous exposure histories in environmental epidemiologic investigations. An application of these tools to a bladder cancer case-control study in Michigan illustrates continuous exposure life-lines and maps that display smooth, continuous changes over time. Preliminary results suggest increased risk of bladder cancer from combined exposure to arsenic in drinking water (>25 μ g/day) and heavy smoking (>30 cigarettes/day) in the 1970s and 1980s, and a possible cancer cluster around automotive, paint, and organic chemical industries in the early 1970s. These tools have broad application for examining spatially- and temporally-specific relationships between exposures to environmental risk factors and disease. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg en_US
dc.subject.other STIS en_US
dc.subject.other Regional Science en_US
dc.subject.other Arsenic en_US
dc.subject.other Exposure en_US
dc.subject.other Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.other Geography (General) en_US
dc.subject.other GIS en_US
dc.subject.other Economics / Management Science en_US
dc.title Improving exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology: Application of spatio-temporal visualization tools en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resources and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Geography and Maps en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Humanities en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Engineering en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, , University of Michigan, , Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2029, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, , University of Michigan, , Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2029, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, , University of Michigan, , Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2029, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother BioMedware Inc., , 516 N. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother BioMedware Inc., , 516 N. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother BioMedware Inc., , 516 N. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/47931/1/10109_2005_Article_149.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10109-005-0149-4 en_US
dc.identifier.source Journal of Geographical Systems en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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