Michael N. Bates

Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health
(510) 504-5424
Research Expertise and Interest
air pollution, water pollution, environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology
Research Description

My research interests have always been diverse, but with a particular focus on defining the relationships between environmental and occupational chemical exposures and health effects. They include:

  • Investigation of the possible health effects of long-term exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas.
  • Investigation of the health effects of household air pollution from fuels used for cooking, heating and lighting in developing countries.
  • Study of possible health effects of solvent use by motor vehicle mechanics.
  • Study of the possible health effects of dental amalgam fillings.
  • Cancer risks in firefighters.
  • Health effects of low level exposures to arsenic in drinking water.

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