Concentrations of arsenic, chromium, and nickel in toenail samples from Appalachian Kentucky residents.

Abstract

Lung cancer rates in Appalachian Kentucky are almost twice national rates; colorectal cancer rates are also elevated. Although smoking prevalence is high, it does not explain all excess risk. The area is characterized by poverty, low educational attainment, and unemployment. Coal production is a major industry. Pyrite contaminants of coal contain… (More)

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