Cancer Burden from Arsenic in Drinking Water in Bangladesh

Yu Chen, Habibul Ahsan

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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 100000 population) in Bangladesh owing to arsenic in drinking water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004

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Bangladesh
Arsenic
Drinking Water
Liver Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Mortality
Taiwan
Population

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Cancer Burden from Arsenic in Drinking Water in Bangladesh. / Chen, Yu; Ahsan, Habibul.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 5, 05.2004, p. 741-744.

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