Cristina M Villanueva

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health impact of disinfection by-products in swimming pools
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 48:387-96. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Concentrations and correlations of disinfection by-products in municipal drinking water from an exposure assessment perspective
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 114:1-11. 2012
  3. pmc Exposure to trihalomethanes through different water uses and birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm delivery in Spain
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1824-30. 2011
  4. pmc Case-control study for colorectal cancer genetic susceptibility in EPICOLON: previously identified variants and mucins
    Anna Abuli
    Department of Gastroenterology, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, CIBERehd, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    BMC Cancer 11:339. 2011
  5. pmc Determinants of quality of interview and impact on risk estimates in a case-control study of bladder cancer
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:237-43. 2009
  6. pmc Coffee consumption, genetic susceptibility and bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, PRBB Building, Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 20:121-7. 2009
  7. pmc Socioeconomic status and exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Spain
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 10:18. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Patterns of water use and exposure to trihalomethanes among children in Spain
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 110:571-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer and exposure to water disinfection by-products through ingestion, bathing, showering, and swimming in pools
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 165:148-56. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Health impacts of long-term exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Europe: HIWATE
    Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
    Centre for research in Environmental, Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomédical de Barcelona PRBB, Barcelona, Spain
    J Water Health 7:185-207. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Health impact of disinfection by-products in swimming pools
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 48:387-96. 2012
    ..Overall, the available knowledge suggests that the health benefits of swimming outweigh the potential health risks of chemical contamination. However, the positive effects of swimming should be enhanced by minimising potential risks...
  2. doi request reprint Concentrations and correlations of disinfection by-products in municipal drinking water from an exposure assessment perspective
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 114:1-11. 2012
    ..In conclusion, THMs and HAAs have limited value as predictors of other DBPs on a generalised basis. Principal component analysis provides a complementary tool to address the complex nature of the mixture...
  3. pmc Exposure to trihalomethanes through different water uses and birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm delivery in Spain
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1824-30. 2011
    ..Evidence associating exposure to water disinfection by-products with reduced birth weight and altered duration of gestation remains inconclusive...
  4. pmc Case-control study for colorectal cancer genetic susceptibility in EPICOLON: previously identified variants and mucins
    Anna Abuli
    Department of Gastroenterology, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, CIBERehd, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    BMC Cancer 11:339. 2011
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  5. pmc Determinants of quality of interview and impact on risk estimates in a case-control study of bladder cancer
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:237-43. 2009
    ..The collection of quality of interview scores and the exclusion of unreliable interviews probably reduce misclassification of exposure in observational studies...
  6. pmc Coffee consumption, genetic susceptibility and bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, PRBB Building, Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 20:121-7. 2009
    ..We evaluated the bladder cancer risk associated with coffee consumption in a case-control study in Spain and examined the gene-environment interactions for genetic variants of caffeine-metabolizing enzymes...
  7. pmc Socioeconomic status and exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Spain
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 10:18. 2011
    ..Disinfection by-products in drinking water are chemical contaminants that have been associated with cancer and other adverse effects. Exposure occurs from consumption of tap water, inhalation and dermal absorption...
  8. doi request reprint Patterns of water use and exposure to trihalomethanes among children in Spain
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 110:571-9. 2010
    ..As drinking water was mainly bottled and bathing was infrequent, showering and swimming in pools were the main pathways of THM exposure. Specific water uses among children slightly differed by sociodemographic characteristics...
  9. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer and exposure to water disinfection by-products through ingestion, bathing, showering, and swimming in pools
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 165:148-56. 2007
    ..57 (95% confidence interval: 1.18, 2.09). Bladder cancer risk was associated with long-term exposure to THMs in chlorinated water at levels regularly occurring in industrialized countries...
  10. doi request reprint Health impacts of long-term exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Europe: HIWATE
    Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
    Centre for research in Environmental, Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomédical de Barcelona PRBB, Barcelona, Spain
    J Water Health 7:185-207. 2009
    ..The outcome will be improved risk assessment and better information for risk management. The work is divided into different topics (exposure assessment, epidemiology, risk assessment and management) and studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Total and specific fluid consumption as determinants of bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 118:2040-7. 2006
    ..The association of bladder cancer with tap water consumption, but not with nontap water fluids, suggests that carcinogenic chemicals in tap water may explain the increased risk...
  12. pmc Swimming pool attendance, asthma, allergies, and lung function in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:582-8. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional studies have reported inconsistent findings for the association between recreational swimming pool attendance and asthma and allergic diseases in childhood...
  13. pmc Short-term changes in respiratory biomarkers after swimming in a chlorinated pool
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1538-44. 2010
    ..Swimming in chlorinated pools involves exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs) and has been associated with impaired respiratory health...
  14. pmc The effect of different boiling and filtering devices on the concentration of disinfection by-products in tap water
    Glòria Carrasco-Turigas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Environ Public Health 2013:959480. 2013
    ..This needs to be considered in the exposure assessment of the epidemiological studies...
  15. doi request reprint Swimming pool attendance, respiratory symptoms and infections in the first year of life
    Laia Font-Ribera
    CREAL Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Pediatr 172:977-85. 2013
    ..Conclusion: No association was detected between pool attendance and LRTI, wheezing, persistent cough, atopic eczema or otitis during the first year of life in Spain...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disinfection byproducts and bladder cancer: a pooled analysis
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 15:357-67. 2004
    ..We pooled the primary data from 6 case-control studies of bladder cancer that used trihalomethanes as a marker of disinfection byproducts...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sources of variability in levels and exposure to trihalomethanes
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Doctor Aiguader, 88, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Environ Res 103:211-20. 2007
    ..In a population that mainly drinks bottled water (e.g., pregnant women), individual THM uptakes are dominated by inhalation and dermal absorption during, showering, swimming in pools, and bathing...
  18. doi request reprint Nitrate and trace elements in municipal and bottled water in Spain
    Nadia Espejo-Herrera
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 27:156-60. 2013
    ..To describe levels of nitrate and trace elements in drinking water from the study areas of a multicase-control study of cancer in Spain (MCC-Spain)...
  19. doi request reprint Participation rates in the selection of population controls in a case-control study of colorectal cancer using two recruitment methods
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 25:353-6. 2011
    ..Low participation rates in the selection of population controls are an increasing concern for the validity of case-control studies worldwide...
  20. pmc Genotoxic effects in swimmers exposed to disinfection by-products in indoor swimming pools
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1531-7. 2010
    ..A recent study (Villanueva et al. 2007; Am J Epidemiol 165:148-156) found an increased bladder cancer risk among subjects attending swimming pools relative to those not attending...
  21. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and exposure to multiple environmental pollutants during pregnancy: evidence for environmental inequity?
    Martine Vrijheid
    CREAL Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park PRBB Room 187 02, Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:106-13. 2012
    ..We therefore examine whether socioeconomic inequities exist in pregnancy exposures to multiple common environmental contaminants in air, water and food...