Individual Study / HEALS

Health Effects for Arsenic Longitudinal Study Bangladesh (HEALS)

Health Effects for Arsenic Longitudinal Study Bangladesh (HEALS)

Initiatives -
Evaluate the effects of full-dose range arsenic (As) exposure on various health outcomes, including premalignant and malignant skin tumors, totalmortality, pregnancy outcomes, and children’s cognitive development. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2000
Funding
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Grants # P42 ES10349 and# P30 ES09089. And US National Institutes of Health.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Joseph Graziano
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Dr. Professor Habibul Ahsan
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Every two years subsequently

Marker Paper

Ahsan, H., Chen, Y., Parvez, F. et al. Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS): Description of a multidisciplinary epidemiologic investigation. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16, 191–205 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jea.7500449

PUBMED 16160703

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Other : Married couples

Number of participants

Number of participants
11,746
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
11746 are the population-based participants (baseline - 2001). In 2016: Over the past 12 years, using a population-based sampling frame, we recruited >24,000 men and women

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative