||Determinants of cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality in mining counties of California /
Ziskind, R. A. ;
Smith, D. F. ;
Hahn, J. L. ;
||Science Applications, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
||EPA/600/1-81/042; SAI-1-068-81-514; EPA-68-02-3258
Asbestos mines and mining--California--Physiological aspects. ;
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Mortality--California. ;
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--California--Mortality. ;
Public health ;
Malignant neoplasms ;
Calaveras County(California) ;
Tuolumne County(California) ;
Environmental health ;
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
Quality assurance ;
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||115 pages ; 28 cm
The purpose of this work was to design an epidemiological study protocol to further evaluate the hypothesis that asbestos related health effects have been observed among populations without occupational exposure. A case-control mortality protocol was developed. The hypothesis was formalized as deaths due to respiratory tract cancer, mesothelioma, and cardiovascular disease are associated with length of residence proximal to asbestos mining activities after controlling for the effects of cigarette smoking, occupation and genetic susceptibility. Study areas selected were the two commercial asbestos mining and milling regions of California. Anthropogenic and natural emission sources of asbestos were delineated. In concert with protocol design a questionnaire for survivors was drafted, pre-tested, reused and submitted. California death certificate tapes from 1970 will be utilized to define the study subjects and examine mortality in the prime study areas - Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
Caption title. "May 1980." "EPA-600/1-81-042." Microfiche.