Quality of drinking water and high incidence rate of esophageal cancer in Golestan province of Iran: a probable link.

@article{Keshavarzi2012QualityOD,
  title={Quality of drinking water and high incidence rate of esophageal cancer in Golestan province of Iran: a probable link.},
  author={Behnam Keshavarzi and Farid Moore and Ali Najmeddin and Farah Rahmani and Ahad Malekzadeh},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={15-26}
}
Golestan province in north Iran is known to be a high-risk area for esophageal cancer (EC). Of a long list of multiple risk factors, this study focuses on a possible link between the epidemiologic patterns of EC and the anomalous concentration of some ions and elements in the drinking water sources. A total of 183 samples from 45 villages covering a wide range of EC mortality rates are collected and analyzed. The results demonstrate that NO(3)(-), SO(4)(2-), Sb, and Sr exceed the recommended… CONTINUE READING

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Quality of drinking water and high incidence rate of esophageal cancer in Golestan province of Iran : a probable link

  • B Keshavarzi, F Moore, A Najmeddin, F Rahmani, A Malekzadeh
  • Environ Geochem Health
  • 2011

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