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Main Title Investigation of a Reported Cancer Cluster in Randolph, Massachusetts.
Author Day, R. ; Ware, J. H. ; Wartenberg, D. ; Zelen, M. ;
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/405;
Stock Number PB90-245903
Additional Subjects Epidemiology ; Neoplasms ; Mortality ; Reprints ; Disease outbreaks ; Cluster analysis ; Toxic substances ; Randolph(Massachusetts) ; Death certificates ; Environmental exposure
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245903 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
An increasingly common public health problem is the perception that disease incidence has increased or a cluster of disease has occurred in a community. In most cases, the disease of concern is cancer and a local hazardous waste site or other environmental problem is involved. These problems can be difficult to investigate and public health officials are frequently criticized for their inability to address community concerns. The paper reports a case study of such a situation. One objective of the investigation was to develop methods that may be of value in similar situations arising in other communities. (Copyright (c) 1989 Pergamon Press plc.)