News from CREAL
Scientists at the CREAL have published a report on the current status and research needs about the health effects of chemicals in water.
The report, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded that more research is needed and proposes recommendations for future studies. This includes studies in areas with variability in levels of occurrence, include biological assays that integrate the effects of complex mixtures, obtain detailed information about personal habits that determine exposure (e.g. ingestion, showering, swimming, diet), collection of biological samples to measure relevant biomarkers and advanced statistical models to estimate relative risks and exposures, among others.
Assessing Exposure and Health Consequences of Chemicals in Drinking Water: Current State of Knowledge and Research Needs. Villanueva CM, Kogevinas M, Cordier S, Templeton MR, Vermeulen R, Nuckols JR, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Levallois P. Environ Health Perspect.