Next Article in Journal
Distributional Benefit Analysis of a National Air Quality Rule
Previous Article in Journal
Practical Ranges of Loudness Levels of Various Types of Environmental Noise, Including Traffic Noise, Aircraft Noise, and Industrial Noise
Open AccessBrief Report

An Ecologic Analysis of County-Level PM2.5 Concentrations and Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality

National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr, MD B243-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1865-1871; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph8061865
Received: 2 May 2011 / Revised: 27 May 2011 / Accepted: 28 May 2011 / Published: 1 June 2011
Few studies have explored the relationship between PM2.5 and lung cancer incidence. Although results are mixed, some studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between PM2.5 and lung cancer mortality. Using an ecologic study design, we examined the county-level associations between PM2.5 concentrations (2002–2005) and lung cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina (2002–2006). Positive trends were observed between PM2.5 concentrations and lung cancer incidence and mortality; however, the R2 for both were View Full-Text
Keywords: particulate matter; lung cancer; incidence rates; mortality rates particulate matter; lung cancer; incidence rates; mortality rates
MDPI and ACS Style

Vinikoor-Imler, L.C.; Davis, J.A.; Luben, T.J. An Ecologic Analysis of County-Level PM2.5 Concentrations and Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 1865-1871.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop