A cohort incidence study of workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

  title={A cohort incidence study of workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)},
  author={Kyle Steenland and Liping Zhao and Andrea Winquist},
  journal={Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  pages={373 - 380}
Objectives Determine if perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is associated with an incident disease in an occupational cohort. Methods We interviewed 3713 workers or their next of kin in 2008–2011, and sought medical records for self-reported disease. These workers were a subset of a previously studied cohort of 32 254 community residents and workers. We estimated historical PFOA serum levels via a job-exposure matrix based on over 2000 serum measurements. Non-occupational exposure from drinking water… 

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