Arsenic in drinking water and incidence of urinary cancers.

  title={Arsenic in drinking water and incidence of urinary cancers.},
  author={How-Ran Guo and Han Chiang and Howard Hu and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Richard R. Monson},
  volume={8 5},
The associations between arsenic ingestion and cancers of the bladder and kidney have been documented in Taiwan. To evaluate further such associations for urinary cancers of various cell types, we conducted an ecologic study encompassing 243 townships using cancer registry data of patients diagnosed between 1980 and 1987. We used the proportions of wells with various specified arsenic levels in each township as indicators of exposure and evaluated the effects of urbanization and smoking by an… CONTINUE READING