Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/6763
Title: The health risk associated with chronic diseases in villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplies
Authors: Gündüz, Orhan
Bakar, Coşkun
Şimşek, Celalettin
Baba, Alper
Elçi, Alper
Gürleyük, Hakan
Mutlu, Merdiye
Çakır, Ayşe
Baba, Alper
Izmir Institute of Technology. Civil Engineering
Keywords: Simav
Household survey
Chronic diseases
Arsenic
Groundwater
Simav plain
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Source: Gündüz, O., Bakar, C., Şimşek, C., Baba, A., Elçi, A., Gürleyük, H., Mutlu, M., and Çakır, A. (2017). The health risk associated with chronic diseases in villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplies. Exposure and Health, 9(4), 261-273. doi:10.1007/s12403-016-0238-2
Abstract: This study is intended to compare and assess the distribution and possible causes of current chronic diseases in villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplies. It is a cross-sectional epidemiological research that analyzes the frequency and underlying risk factors of chronic diseases in villages with varying levels of arsenic exposure through drinking water. Sample space of study included 1003 individuals, 614 of whom were from villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water and remaining 389 were from two control villages with below-limit arsenic levels in drinking water. While nutritional habits and living environments of two groups were similar, cigarette smoking and alcohol use were higher in villages with low arsenic levels. Mini mental state examination test results in 60+ age group were lower in villages with high arsenic levels. Although no statistically significant differences were detected in chronic disease occurrence between the groups, the number of cases was higher in villages with higher percentage of cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Moreover, cases of lung, colon, and stomach cancers were higher in villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplies.
URI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12403-016-0238-2
http://hdl.handle.net/11147/6763
ISSN: 2451-9685
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Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Sürdürülebilir Yeşil Kampüs Koleksiyonu / Sustainable Green Campus Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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