Mortality for certain diseases in areas with high levels of arsenic in drinking water.

@article{Tsai1999MortalityFC,
  title={Mortality for certain diseases in areas with high levels of arsenic in drinking water.},
  author={S M Tsai and Tsu Nai Wang and Ying-Chin Ko},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={186-93}
}
Blackfoot disease was prevalent in a limited area on the southwest coast of Taiwan, where artesian well water containing arsenic (median = 0.78 ppm arsenic) had been used for many years. Previous studies of arsenic exposure in the blackfoot disease endemic area have been focused on malignant tumors. We, therefore, conducted this study to analyze mortality of all death causes in blackfoot disease endemic areas and to determine other neglected cancers or noncancer diseases related to artesian… CONTINUE READING
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