What’s the Connection Between Bladder Cancer and Environmental Exposure?

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In Episode 23 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Stella Koutros and Molly Jacobs about how environmental exposure to chemicals is linked to bladder cancer. Stella Koutros, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Investigator in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute and Molly Jacobs is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and UMass Lowell.

Rick, Stella and Molly discuss how evidence supports a correlation between rates of bladder cancer and exposure to environmental chemicals. They also cover:

  • What you eat, breath, drink can increase or decrease your risk of getting bladder cancer
  • How arsenic in drinking water is tied to bladder cancer
  • How occupational exposures are a leading risk factor for bladder cancer, second only to smoking
  • What people can do if they find themselves at risk for environmental exposure to carcinogens
Stella Koutros
Molly Jacobs

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