Project 1

Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS)

PI: Habib Ahsan, MD, MMedSc

This project explores hypotheses concerning the impact of exposure to arsenic in food (rice) and water on cardiovascular diseases, chronic non-malignant lung diseases, and diabetes mellitus.  The work involves newly collected data from an arsenic-exposed study population of 35,000 study participants in Bangladesh, as well as previously collected data from populations in the United States (AZ, CO, ND, OK, SD), Taiwan, and China.