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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide


Updated: November 6th, 2017

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of water.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Occurrence, genotoxicity, and carcinogenicity of regulated and emerging disinfection by-products in drinking water: a review and roadmap for research. Richardson SD, et al. Mutat Res. 2007 Nov-Dec;636(1-3):178-242. Epub 2007 Sep 12. Review.

Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Bassin EB, et al. Cancer Causes Control. 2006 May;17(4):421-8.

Municipal drinking water nitrate level and cancer risk in older women: the Iowa Women’s Health Study. Weyer PJ, et al. Epidemiology. 2001 May;12(3):327-38.

Drinking water and cancer. Cantor KP. Cancer Causes Control. 1997 May;8(3):292-308. Review.

Effects and interactions in an environmentally relevant mixture of pharmaceuticals. Pomati F, Orlandi C, Clerici M, Luciani F, Zuccato E. Toxicol Sci. 2008 Mar;102(1):129-37. Epub 2007 Nov 28.

Ultra-trace analysis of multiple endocrine-disrupting chemicals in municipal and bleached kraft mill effluents using gas chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry. Ikonomou MG, et. al. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2008 Feb;27(2):243-51.

The asbestos cancer epidemic. LaDou J. Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Mar;112(3):285-90.

Asbestos is still with us: repeat call for a universal ban. Collegium Ramazzini. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Jul-Sep;16(3):351-5.

Cancer incidence and asbestos in drinking water, Town of Woodstock, New York, 1980-1998. Browne ML, Varadarajulu D, Lewis-Michl EL, Fitzgerald EF. Environ Res. 2005 Jun;98(2):224-32.

Cancer incidence in relation to asbestos in drinking water in the Puget Sound region. Polissar L, Severson RK, Boatman ES, Thomas DB. Am J Epidemiol. 1982 Aug;116(2):314-28.

2008 Associated Press Investigative Series on Water Quality Professor at Harvard Is Being Investigated; Fluoride-Cancer Link May Have Been Hidden, Eilperin, J. The Washington Post. Washington, DC. The Washington Post Company; [updated 13 Jul 2005; cited 2 Jan 2009]

Nitrate in public water supplies and the risk of renal cell carcinoma. Ward MH, Rusiecki JA, Lynch CF, Cantor KP. Cancer Causes Control. 2007

Dec;18(10):1141-51. Epub 2007 Aug 24. Drinking water and cancer. Cantor KP. Cancer Causes Control. 1997 May;8(3):292-308.

Removal of pharmaceuticals during drinking water treatment. Ternes TA, et al. Environ Sci Technol. 2002 Sep 1;36(17):3855-63.

Fate and removal of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in conventional and membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plants and by riverbank filtration. Petrovic M, et al. Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2009 Oct 13;367(1904):3979-4003.

From municipal sewage to drinking water: fate and removal of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment in urban areas. Heberer T, Reddersen K, Mechlinski A. Water Sci Technol. 2002;46(3):81-8.

Ozonation and advanced oxidation technologies to remove endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in water effluents. Esplugas S, et al. J Hazard Mater. 2007 Nov 19;149(3):631-42. Epub 2007 Jul 28.

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