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Your Environment. Your Health.

Anniston, Alabama Cohort

Centre University at Albany
Contact
David O. Carpenter
Principal Investigator
University at Albany
dcarpenter@albany.edu
Description of cohort Residents of Anniston, Alabama, including both adults and children.  Most studies are of a cohort of 775 adults, almost equally divided by Caucasians and African Americans.
Location of cohort Anniston, Alabama
Chemicals/Exposures studied Polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated pesticides
Health or social effects studied Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity
Samples collected Serum
Questionnaires Yes
Key Findings Many local residents have high elevated concentrations of POPs, greater in African Americans than Caucasians; and concentrations correlate with rates of hypertension, elevated serum lipids and diabetes.