Cancer incidence and soil arsenic exposure in a historical gold mining area in Victoria, Australia: a geospatial analysis

Dora Claire Pearce, Kim Dowling, Malcolm R Sim

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This small-area ecological study investigated the incidence of all cancers combined and a priori selected cancers, and their association with two derived soil arsenic exposure metrics. Underpinning this analysis was the availability of 20 years of Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) data, 1984-- 2003, georeferenced to statistical local areas (SLAs), and geochemical data from the University of Ballarat and GeoScience Victoria comprising soil arsenic concentrations with geospatial coordinates of sampling sites, facilitating derivation of exposure metrics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248 - 257
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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