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Use of land surface remotely sensed satellite and airborne data for environmental exposure assessment in cancer research

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

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DOI: 10.1038/jes.2009.7

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Abstract

In recent years, geographic information systems (GIS) have increasingly been used for reconstructing individual-level exposures to environmental contaminants in epidemiological research. Remotely sensed data can be useful in creating space-time models of environmental measures. The primary advantage of using remotely sensed data is that it allows for study at the local scale (e.g., residential level) without requiring expensive, time-consuming monitoring campaigns. The purpose of our study was to identify how land surface remotely sensed data are currently being used to study the relationship between cancer and environmental contaminants, focusing primarily on agricultural chemical exposure assessment applications. We present the results of a comprehensive literature review of epidemiological research where remotely sensed imagery or land cover maps derived from remotely sensed imagery were applied. We also discuss the strengths and limitations of the most commonly used imagery data (aerial photographs and Landsat satellite imagery) and land cover maps. ?? 2010 Nature Publishing Group All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Use of land surface remotely sensed satellite and airborne data for environmental exposure assessment in cancer research
Series title:
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
DOI:
10.1038/jes.2009.7
Volume
20
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
First page:
176
Last page:
185
Number of Pages:
10