Cancer excess after arsenic exposure from contaminated milk powder

Takashi Yorifuji, Toshihide Tsuda, Hiroyuki Doi, Philippe Grandjean

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Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic is related to increased risk of cancer in the lung, skin, bladder, and, possibly, other sites. However, little is known about the consequences of developmental exposures in regard to cancer risk. During early summer in 1955, mass arsenic poisoning of infants occurred in the western part of Japan because of contaminated milk powder. Okayama Prefecture was most severely affected. We examined whether the affected birth cohorts in this prefecture experienced increased cancer mortality.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEnvironmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)164-70
Antal sider7
ISSN1342-078X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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