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Title: No Association Between Residential Exposure to Petrochemicals and Brain Tumor Risk
Authors: Yu, Chu-Ling;Wang, Su-Fen;Pan, Pi-Chen;Wu, Ming-Tsang;Ho, Chi-Kung;Smith, Thomas J.;Li, Yi;Pothier, Lucille J.;Christiani,, David C.;Kaohsiung Brain Tumor Research Group
Contributors: 地理學系
Date: 2005
Issue Date: 2013-04-22T08:15:32Z
Publisher: American Association for Cancer Research
Abstract: Evidence to date reveals an inconsistent association between petrochemical exposure and brain tumors (1-5). Community concerns have been raised regarding air pollution caused by the petrochemical industry in southern Taiwan, whereas water pollution has been less addressed because of the central reservoir water supply system. Air monitoring of Kaohsiung conducted by the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (available from January 1993; http://taqm.epa.gov.tw/emc/default.aspx?pid=b0601&cid=b0601) has shown poorer air quality as compared with the average levels in Taiwan (Table 1). However, these pollutants are not spread by the petrochemical industry alone, showing the need for an improved exposure assessment method. Thus, we developed a procedure using geographic information system tools to assign individual residential exposure estimates by accounting for subject mobility, length of stay at each residence, distance to relevant petrochemical plant(s), monthly prevailing wind direction, and multiple petrochemical plant pollution sources (6).We present the results from a population-based case-control study from 143 cases and 364 controls to assess the association between residential petrochemical exposure and brain tumor risk.
Relation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 14(12): 3007-3009
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