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Main Title Epidemiology Study of the Use of Asbestos-Cement Pipe for the Distribution of Drinking Water in Escambia County, Florida.
Author Millette, J. R. ; Craun, G. F. ; Stober, J. A. ; Kraemer, D. F. ; Tousignant, H. G. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. ;Escambia County Health Dept., Pensacola, FL.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/J-83/254;
Stock Number PB85-108736
Additional Subjects Asbestos cement products ; Water pipes ; Epidemiology ; Water pollution ; Malignant neoplasms ; Populations ; Mortality ; Exposure ; Comparison ; Potable water ; Tests ; Florida ; Reprints ; Escambia County(Florida)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-108736 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Cancer mortality for the population census tracts of Escambia County, Florida, using asbestos-cement (A/C) pipe for public potable water distribution was compared with cancer mortality data collected from census tracts in the same county using other types of piping materials. An analysis of convariance was run to test for differences in Standard Mortality Ratios for 7 cancer sites among 3 potential asbestos exposure groups based on A/C pipe usage. Twelve variables representing non-exposure related influences on disease rates were combined in 4 independent factors and used as covariates in these analyses. No evidence for an association between the use of A/C pipe for carrying drinking water and deaths due to gastrointestinal and related cancers was found.