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Lancaster Medical School

Part of the Faculty of Health and Medicine

Research in the CHICAS group

Environmental Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology deals with issues of environmental exposures and their health effects. We study the determinants of the distribution of disease, as well as the environmental conditions and hazards that may pose risks to human health.

Identifying and quantifying the adverse health-effect of exposures to environmental contaminants assists the conduct of risk assessment and surveillance, and may improve understanding of disease aetiologies.

Current applied projects in this area include studies of cancer risk with exposure to industrial pollutants (with the Spanish Centre for Epidemiology) and links between coronary heart disease and relative deprivation.