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Am J Public Health. 2004 May;94(5):741-4.

Cancer burden from arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh.

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Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

We assessed the potential burden of internal cancers due to arsenic exposure in Bangladesh. We estimated excess lifetime risks of death from liver, bladder, and lung cancers using an exposure distribution, death probabilities, and cancer mortality rates from Bangladesh and dose-specific relative risk estimates from Taiwan. Results indicated at least a doubling of lifetime mortality risk from liver, bladder, and lung cancers (229.6 vs 103.5 per 100 000 population) in Bangladesh owing to arsenic in drinking water.

PMID:
15117692
PMCID:
PMC1448329
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.94.5.741
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