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Colon and rectal cancer incidence and water trihalomethane concentrations in New South Wales, Australia

Rahman, Md; Cowie, Christine; Driscoll, Tim; Summerhayes, Richard J; Armstrong, Bruce K; Clements, Mark S

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BACKGROUND There is evidence, although inconsistent, that long term exposure to disinfection by products (DBPs) increases the risk of bowel cancer. No study has been conducted in Australia to examine this association and due to difference in the methods of disinfection the risk can vary across geographical regions and. This study was conducted to analyse the association of trihalomethanes (THMs) in water with colon and rectal cancer in NSW Australia. METHODS Average yearly concentrations of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-06-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95059
Source: BMC Cancer
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-445

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