Arsenic in drinking water and risk of urinary tract cancer: A follow-up study from Northeastern Taiwan

Chi Ling Chen, Hung Yi Chiou, Ling I. Hsu, Yu Mei Hsueh, Meei Maan Wu, Yuan Hung Wang, Chien Jen Chen

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Abstract

The evidence linking arsenic in drinking water with increased urinary cancer risk comes from populations in relatively high exposure areas (>100 μg/L), whereas studies from lower exposure areas (100 μg/L), the relative risks (RR) were >5-fold, whereas the risk was elevated but not significant for low exposure (50 years (RR, 4.12; 95% CI, 1.48-11.5) had a significantly increased risk of urinary cancer. When restricted to urothelial carcinoma, all risk estimates including concentration and characteristics of well water consumption were higher.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology

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