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Main Title Preliminary analysis of cancer rates in organic chemical-producing counties /
Author Cross, Amy J., ; Wiersma, G. Bruce
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wiersma, G. B.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.); United States. Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.). Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/1-79-022
Stock Number PB80-113582
OCLC Number 06698321
ISBN $6.00
Subjects Carcinogens ; Tumors ; Epidemiology
Additional Subjects Carcinogens ; Tumors ; Epidemiology ; Mortality ; Malignant neoplasms ; Counties ; Ecology ; Demography ; Organic compounds ; Chemical compounds ; Manufacturing
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EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/01/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-022 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB80-113582 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 24 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The study is designed to determine whether there is an association between cancer mortality and the production of environmental carcinogens. Mortality rates of counties containing organic chemical production facilities are compared to rates of control counties. Twelve different cancer sites in lung, stomach, etc., and eight organic carcinogens were considered. Although a rigorous statistical analysis was not conducted, for most cancer sites mortality rates were found to be higher in counties of organic carcinogen production than in control counties. The study aids in the development of statistical techniques for determining the contribution of environmental contaminants to the rise in cancer rates. Research of this type assists in the identification of compounds that need to be regulated.
"Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory." "EPA-600/1-79-022"--Cover. "June 1979"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.