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Main Title Drinking Water and Cancer Incidence in Iowa. 1. Trends and Incidence by Source of Drinking Water and Size of Municipality.
Author Bean, J. A. ; Isacson, P. ; Hausler, Jr., W. J. ; Kohler, J. ;
CORP Author Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806301; EPA-600/J-82-424;
Stock Number PB84-171248
Additional Subjects Iowa ; Trends ; Incidence ; Urban areas ; Reprints ; Cancer ; Drinking water ; Water pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-171248 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
The available data resources in the State of Iowa were used to investigate the relationships of drinking water contaminants and cancer incidence rates for communities. Age-adjusted, sex-specific cancer incidence rates for the years 1969-1978 were determined for municipalities having 1970 population of 1,000 or over and a public water supply that had remained stable for a minimum of 14 years. The cancer sites studied were bladder, lung, colon, rectum, stomach, prostate, and breast. These rates were examined according to major source of water supply (surface, deep or shallow ground), community size, time, and specific drinking water contaminants. These studies provide further indication that some drinking water contaminants such as radionuclides, chloroform, dibromachloromethane may be important in the etiology of some cancers.