Environmental Research & Control
Published by Environmental Management Center, Okayama University

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岡山大学環境管理センター報 (4号-11号) 岡山大学環境管理施設報 (1号-3号)

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津田 敏秀 岡山大学医学部衛生学教室 ORCID Kaken ID researchmap
三野 善央 岡山大学医学部衛生学教室
松岡 宏明 岡山大学医学部衛生学教室
谷原 真一 岡山大学医学部衛生学教室
馬場園 明 九州大学健康科学センター
山本 英二 岡山理科大学理学部応用数学
Concept and recent topics on environmental epidemiology have been introduced in the article. First, the authors presented the basic concept on epidemiology. Answers to the question "Is a particular exposure influent to human health?" can be obtained only from studies of human beings, using an epidemiologic approach. Environmental epidemiology is an application of epidemiology to environmental problem. Then, we presented four examples on environmental epidemiologic research. The four recent topics are residential radon exposure and lung cancer, ingested arsenic and cancer, increase incidence of childhood leukaemia around the English neuclear reprocessing facilities, and magnetic field and excess incidence of childhood leukaemia near Swedish high-voltage power lines.