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Trace element abundance & human epidemiology : the Tellus case study

Barsby, Amy; McKinley, Jennifer; Ofterdinger, Ulrich; Young, Mike; Gavin, Anna. 2009 Trace element abundance & human epidemiology : the Tellus case study. [Poster] In: BUFI Festival of Science, Keyworth, UK, 12 Nov 2009. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

As the impact of infectious diseases has declined over time with advances in medical care, so cancer has become an increasing factor in mortality. In Northern Ireland, cancer accounted for 27% of all deaths in 2008. There are many factors that come together to cause cancer and it is likely that some of those are of environmental origin. This project will bring together data from the Tellus Project and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry for the first time in an attempt to quantify the relationships. Northern Ireland's geology is a microcosm for the rest of the UK and Ireland, any correlations found therefore will have a wider impact.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Additional Keywords: Tellus project, cancer, Northern Ireland, geochemistry
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 09 Jun 2010 10:59
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9199

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