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Main Title Factors associated with the incidence of congenital anomalies : a localized investigation /
Author Burdeshaw, John A. ; Schaffer., Sheldon
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schaffer, Sheldon.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, Ala.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Population Studies Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/1-77/016; SORI-EAS-76-212; EPA-68-02-0791
Stock Number PB-266 184
OCLC Number 42836719
Subjects Abnormalities, Human--Alabama--Coffee County ; Abnormalities, Human--Alabama--Dale County
Additional Subjects Congenital abnormalities ; Radar ; Radiation effects ; Health physics ; Hospitals ; Tables(Data) ; Alabama ; Military bases ; Recommendations ; Medical records ; Birth defects ; Fort Rucker ; Coffee County(Alabama) ; Dale County(Alabama) ; Teratology ; Nonionizing radiation ; Environmental health
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-77-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-1-77-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/17/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-77-016 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-266 184 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 44 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
The report concludes that, in net terms, and on the basis of available retrospective data, primarily from birth records, there are no strong indications that the incidence of congenital anomalies in the Ft. Rucker, Alabama area is higher than normal. The original hypothesis that the situation might be serious has been traced, for the most part, to earlier reliance on faulty diagnosing and reporting, and especially to reliance on the birth certificate, which, there is reason to believe on the basis of the findings of this study, is a relatively insensitive instrument for measuring the incidence of congenital anomalies. The attempt to relate this incidence to specific factors associated with military life, or in particular to factors associated with exposure to military radar, was largely unsuccessful because the military in effect denied access to pertinent records on the grounds that no prima facie case had been made that a problem really exists.
"EPA-600/1-77-016." EPA contract no. 68-02-0791; EPA project officer: Edythalena Tompkins. Includes bibliographical references (p. 43).