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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Water Contaminants

Water Contaminants

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(p.382) 20 Water Contaminants
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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KENNETH P. CANTOR

MARY H. WARD

LEE E. MOORE

JAY H LUBIN

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0020

This chapter discusses water contaminants that may contribute to the human cancer burden. Specifically, it addresses the epidemiologic evidence for several contaminants and includes information on their levels and environmental distribution, as well as individual susceptibility, where data exist. The three categories of drinking water contaminants that may be carcinogenic and that have been studied most systematically are arsenic, disinfection by-products, and nitrate. In addition, radionuclides, microbiological agents, organic compounds from human commerce, and asbestiform particles have been reported to cause cancer, either as they occur in drinking water or in other media, giving rise to suspicion about their carcinogenicity when ingested. Future research priorities and prevention strategies are discussed.

Keywords:   cancer risk, drinking water contaminants, arsenic, microbiological agents, organic compounds

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