A case control study of childhood leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts: the relationship between leukemia incidence and exposure to drinking water
K. Costas, R.S. Knorr, S.K. Condon 2002 Science of the Total Environment vol. 300, 23-35.

This article provides a review of previous health studies of the famous groundwater contamination case at Woburn, MA. The text summarizes the number and distribution of childhood leukemia cases across the city, and presents the hypothesis and statistical analysis that contraction of childhood leukemia was more positively associated with children whose mothers were exposed to contaminated drinking water during gestation. It also has a useful reference list.


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Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Economics, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Bibliography, Research Results, Policy Resources:Opinion, Journal Article
Environmental Policy: Environmental Economics
Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/ChemistryKeyword: A Civil Action