TitleGeographic risk modeling of childhood cancer relative to county-level crops, hazardous air pollutants and population density characteristics in Texas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsThompson, JA, Carozza, SE, Zhu, L
JournalEnvironmental health : a global access science source
Date Published2008

Childhood cancer has been linked to a variety of environmental factors, including agricultural activities, industrial pollutants and population mixing, but etiologic studies have often been inconclusive or inconsistent when considering specific cancer types. More specific exposure assessments are needed. It would be helpful to optimize future studies to incorporate knowledge of high-risk locations or geographic risk patterns. The objective of this study was to evaluate potential geographic risk patterns in Texas accounting for the possibility that multiple cancers may have similar geographic risks patterns.