A unique situation found in two Utah counties had made it possible to estimate the fraction of respiratory cancer and nonmalignant respiratory disease (NMRD) deaths, which are attributable to communitynair pollution (CAP) in one county.
The two counties were very similar in many ways, including low smoking rates, until a steel mill constructed during WW II caused substantial CAP in one of them.
Subsequent differences in mortality rates from both respiratory cancer and NMRD are striking.
A third county, similar to many counties outside Utah, was included in the analysis for comparison.
In one county, 30-40% of the respiratory cancer and NMRD deaths were attributable to CAP.
In this county, NMRD deaths (but not respiratory cancer deaths) were slightly more frequent than in Salt Lake County where smoking rates were twice as high.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pollution air, Toxicité, Homme, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Utah, Tumeur maligne, Poumon, Bronchopulmonaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Air pollution, Toxicity, Human, Mortality, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Utah, Malignant tumor, Lung, Bronchopulmonary
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0440640
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199406.