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Main Title Epidemiology studies : task I - phase I : pilot study of cancer mortality near an arsenical pesticide plant in Baltimore /
Author Matanoski, Genevieve Elizabeth (Murray),
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Landau, Emanuel.
Elliott, Elizabeth.
Carton, Robert J.
CORP Author American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 560-6-76-003; 68-01-2490; EPA-68-01-2490
Stock Number PB-255 019
OCLC Number 23188584
Subjects Arsenic compounds ; Cancer--Mortality ; Pesticides industry ; Baltimore (Md) ; Maryland--Baltimore
Additional Subjects Malignant neoplasms ; Epidemiology ; Carcinogens ; Pesticides ; Arsenic ; Chemical industry ; Industrial plants ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Populations ; Communities ; Air pollution ; Exposure ; Mortality ; Public health ; Cancer ; Carcinogenesis ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Health risks
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EJBD  EPA 560-6-76-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/20/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-76-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 560-6-76-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/19/2019
NTIS  PB-255 019 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 pages
The present study was a preliminary attempt to determine the feasibility of using cancer mortality data to indicate the carcinogenic effects of possible arsenic exposure in the environment. The four census tracts for which fifty percent of the areas lay within a 3/4 mile radius of an arsenical-producing insecticide plant were matched by such demographic characteristics as age, race, sex, and socioeconomic status with all other similar tracts in Baltimore City. The matching tracts were then subdivided according to suspected differences in exposure to environmental pollution. The lung cancer mortality was higher for the combined tracts adjacent to the plant as compared to the control tracts. The lung cancer mortality for the tract in which the plant was located was three to four times higher than in controls tracts, a difference which was significant. The data also support a northerly gradient in rates with increasing distance from the plant.
"Final report." "May 1976." "EPA Project Officer: Robert J. Carton." "EPA Contract No. 68-01-2490." "EPA 560-6-76-003." Cover title. "Office of Toxic Substances." Includes bibliographical references.