Cancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain. Part 2: histopathological and case-note review of primary liver cancer cases.

TitleCancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain. Part 2: histopathological and case-note review of primary liver cancer cases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsElliott P, Eaton N, Shaddick G, Carter R
JournalBr J Cancer
Volume82
Issue5
Pagination1103-6
Date Published03/2000
ISSN0007-0920
KeywordsAir Pollutants, Death Certificates, Environmental Exposure, Great Britain, Humans, Incidence, Incineration, Liver Neoplasms, Local Government
Abstract

We reported previously a 37% excess risk of liver cancer within 1 km of municipal incinerators. Of 119/235 (51%) cases reviewed, primary liver cancer was confirmed in 66 (55%) with 21 (18%) definite secondary cancers. The proportions of true primaries ranging between 55% and 82% (i.e. excluding secondary cancers) give revised estimates of between 0.53 and 0.78 excess cases per 10(5) per year within 1 km.

DOI10.1054/bjoc.1999.1046
Alternate JournalBr. J. Cancer
PubMed ID10737393