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Main Title Analysis of Contaminated Well Water and Health Effects in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Author Lagakos, S. W. ; Wessen, B. J. ; Zelen., M. ;
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-R-813495; EPA/600/J-86/529;
Stock Number PB90-232117
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Water wells ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Leukemias ; Children ; Statistical analysis ; Mortality ; Congenital abnormalities ; Surveys ; Risk ; Exposure ; Respiratory diseases ; Reprints ; Woburn(Massachusetts) ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-232117 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/27/1990
Collation 34p
In 1979, two of the eight municipal wells servicing Woburn, Massachusetts, were discovered to be contaminated with several chlorinated organics. Shortly afterwards, the town was found to have an elevated rate of childhood leukemia. Using recent information about the space-time distribution of water from the two contaminated wells, the authors find positive statistical associations between access to this water and the incidence rates of childhood leukemia, perinatal deaths (1970-1982), two of five categories of congenital anomalies, and two of nine categories of childhood disorders. The authors find no associations with spontaneous abortions, low birth weight, or the other categories of congenital anomalies and childhood disorders. The article discussed these results and other features of the data relevant to their interpretation.