Cancer mortality and residence near petrochemical industries in Taiwan.
An ecologic study design was used to investigate the relationship between cancer risks and residence in communities adjacent to petrochemical industrial counties (PICs).
Directly age-adjusted mortality rates for cancer during 1982-1991 among 16 counties characterized by a heavy concentration of petrochemical industries were compared to rates among 16 matched counties with similar concentration of nonpetrochemical manufacturing industries, urbanization level, and demographic characteristics.
An excess rate for liver cancer among males was found in the so-called PICs.
The correlation could not be explained by confounding variables such as urbanization, socioeconomic class, or employment in non petrochemical industries.
No other increased cancer risks were found to be associated with residence near petrochemical industries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse risque, Evaluation risque, Toxicité, Tumeur maligne, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Taiwan, Asie, Zone industrielle, Usine pétrochimique, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Sexe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk analysis, Risk assessment, Toxicity, Malignant tumor, Mortality, Epidemiology, Taiwan, Asia, Industrial area, Petrochemical plant, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases, Sex, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0186396
Code Inist : 002B03L01. Création : 21/05/1997.