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Main Title Investigation of selected correlations between industrial activity and community disease /
Author Perry, Willard W. ; Goldsmith, Robert ; Mattson, Margaret E. ; Urbanek, Mary A. ; Bailey, Carl B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
DeCarlo, Vincent J.
CORP Author Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 560/6/78-004; EPA-68-01-4304
Stock Number PB-289 126
OCLC Number 44596393
Subjects Epidemiology ; Digestive organs--Diseases--Epidemiology ; Cancer--Epidemiology ; Cancer--Mortality ; Respiratory organs--Diseases--Epidemiology ; Cardiovascular system--Diseases ; Copper industry and trade ; Smelting ; Steel industry and trade ; Coal mines and mining ; Rayon industry and trade ; Viscose process
Additional Subjects Industries ; Diseases ; Mortality ; Morbidity ; Public health ; Statistical analysis ; Correlations ; Communities ; Epidemiology ; Recommendations ; Methodology ; Toxicology ; Tables(Data) ; Counties ; Relationships ; Water quality ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Respiratory diseases ; Gastrointestinal diseases ; Coal mining ; Bituminous coal ; Iron and steel industry ; Steel making ; Rayon ; Data ; Etiology ; Chronic diseases ; Environmental health ; Copper industry ; Environmental effects ; Air quality ; Toxic substances
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-560/6-78-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-78-004 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-289 126 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
The report documents the results of four case studies of correlations between industrial activity and community disease: (1) copper smelting and respiratory/digestive diseases; (2) steel manufacturing and digestive neoplasms; (3) bituminous coal mining and cardiovascular/respiratory diseases; (4) viscose rayon and cardiovascular diseases. The four correlations were found by statistical analyses correlating county-by-county mortality data with industrial data. The case studies consisted of field investigations at specific industrial sites to explore the plausibility of causal relationships between the selected industries and the associated diseases. Overall purpose of the work is to assist in the development of objective and systematic methodology for identifying industrial origins of community disease. Results of the case studies provide a basis for assessing the feasibility of finding causal industry-disease associations by correlating county-by-county industry and mortality data.
"Contract no. 68-01-4304." "August 1978." Includes bibliographical references.