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Cancer of the larynx and lung near incinerators of waste solvents and oils in Britain

P. Elliott, J. A. Beresford, D. J. Jolley, S. H. Pattenden and M. Hills

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0029
Cancer of the larynx and lung near incinerators of waste solvents and oils in Britain

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This chapter presents a study of the incidence of cancer of the larynx and lung around incinerators of waste solvents and oils in Great Britain. The study illustrates the problems of interpretation that arise when the health statistics around an industrial site are scrutinized without a prior hypothesis, as well as the steps that can be taken to further investigate the problem.

Keywords: cancer incidence; small-area studies; incinerators; waste solvents

Chapter.  3461 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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