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Main Title Asbestos in Drinking Water and Cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1969-1974 Incidence.
Author Conforti, Paul M. ; Kanarek, Marty S. ; Jackson, Lorene A. ; Cooper, Robert C. ; Murchio, Jack C. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-804366; EPA/600/J-81-277;
Stock Number PB81-233652
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Potable water ; Malignant neoplasms ; California ; Water pollution ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; San Francisco(California) ; Cancer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-233652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Abstract The relationship between ingested asbestos (through drinking water) and cancer of various body sites was examined. This study was a follow-up to another article that investigated this relationship. Age-adjusted, sex and race specific 1969-1974 cancer incidence ratios for 410 census tract groupings ('super tracts') of the San Francisco-Oakland Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area were compared with measured chrysotile asbestos counts in drinking waters of super tracts. The earlier article analyzed cancer data for the 3 yr. period, 1969-1971. The present study used that data and an added set of cancer cases for 1972-1974. The water supplies serving the area have varying contact with naturally occurring serpentine. The t-test for multiple regression coefficients and the t-test for correlation coefficients showed significant (p<0.01) relationships between chrysotile asbestos content of super tract drinking water and white male digestive tract, esophageal, stomach and pancreatic cancers. For white females, significant (p<0.01) relationships on these tests were found for esophageal, stomach, digestive related organs, and pancreatic cancers. These associations appeared to be independent of income, education, asbestos occupation, marital status and mobility.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. Chron. Dis., v34 p211-224 1981. See also PB81-213043. Prepared in cooperation with Wisconsin Univ.-Madison and Association of Bay Area Governments, Berkeley, California.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Asbestos in Drinking Water and Cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1969-1974 Incidence.
PUB Date Free Form Jul 81
Category Codes 6F; 6E; 68D; 57U
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/10
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323802293
Origin NTIS
Type CAT