Marked increase in bladder and lung cancer mortality in a region of Northern Chile due to arsenic in drinking water.

@article{Smith1998MarkedII,
  title={Marked increase in bladder and lung cancer mortality in a region of Northern Chile due to arsenic in drinking water.},
  author={Allan H. Smith and M Goycolea and Reina Haque and Mary Lou Biggs},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={147 7},
  pages={
          660-9
        }
}
Studies in Taiwan and Argentina suggest that ingestion of inorganic arsenic from drinking water results in increased risks of internal cancers, particularly bladder and lung cancer. The authors investigated cancer mortality in a population of around 400,000 people in a region of Northern Chile (Region II) exposed to high arsenic levels in drinking water in past years. Arsenic concentrations from 1950 to the present were obtained. Population-weighted average arsenic levels reached 570 microg… CONTINUE READING
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