Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 41–55

Epidemiological associations between arsenic and cancer in Argentina

  • S. C. Besuschio
  • A. C. Perez Desanzo
  • M. Croci
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02789034

Cite this article as:
Besuschio, S.C., Perez Desanzo, A.C. & Croci, M. Biol Trace Elem Res (1980) 2: 41. doi:10.1007/BF02789034

Abstract

The population of a large central area of Argentina is affected by a syndrome designed as “regional and endemic chronic hydroarsenicism.” A number of types of neoplasms, especially of skin, urinary bladder, and of digestive system, occur with higher frequency in these areas. Drinking water in some of the affected areas contains from 0.1 to 1.2 mg/L of As.

Index Entries

Epidemiology, of arsenic and cancer in Argentina arsenic, and cancer in Argentina cancer, and arsenic in Argentina Argentina, arsenic and cancer epidemiology in 

Copyright information

© The Humana Press Inc 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Besuschio
    • 1
  • A. C. Perez Desanzo
    • 1
  • M. Croci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyNational Academy of MedicineBuenos AiresArgentina

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