Cancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain.

TitleCancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsElliott P, Shaddick G, Kleinschmidt I, Jolley D, Walls P, Beresford J, Grundy C
JournalBr J Cancer
Volume73
Issue5
Pagination702-10
Date Published1996 Mar
ISSN0007-0920
KeywordsGreat Britain, Incidence, Incineration, Liver Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Refuse Disposal, Risk
Abstract

By use of the postcoded database held by the Small Area Health Statistic Unit, cancer incidence of over 14 million people living near 72 municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain was examined from 1974-86 (England), 1974-84 (Wales) and 1975-87 (Scotland). Numbers of observed cases were compared with expected numbers calculated from national rates (regionally adjusted) after stratification by a deprivation index based on 1981 census small area statistics. Observed-expected ratios were tested for decline in risk with distance up to 7.5 km. The study was conducted in two stages: the first involved a stratified random sample of 20 incinerators; the second the remaining 52 incinerators. Over the two stages of the study was a statistically significant (P

Alternate JournalBr. J. Cancer
PubMed ID8605111