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Method of loss of life expectancy to quantitate and compare the health risk caused by carcinogen and non-carcinogen pollutants
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17990573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Loss of life expectancy (LLE) was used to evaluate and quantitate the health risk caused by carcinogen and non-carcinogen pollutants, and was proposed as a new method to compare the environmental health risk of different pollutants. The environmental health risks exposed by 6 major environmental pollutants in China, i.e., arsenic, DDTs, BaP, lead, cadmium and mercury, were evaluated and compared by using LLE. The LLE caused by carcinogen pollutants such as arsenic, DDTs and BaP are 3.6 d, 2.2 d and 12.1 d respectively, while the corresponding values caused by non-carcinogen pollutants such as lead,mercury and cadmium are 1.1 d, 1.7 d and 5.8 d respectively. Based on the studies published before, the rank of the health risk of the selected six environmental pollutants is BaP > cadmium > arsenic > DDTs > mercury > lead. The results reveal that the LLE can be utilized as a new index to evaluate and quantitate the health risk, and the environmental health risk caused by carcinogen and non-carcinogen pollutants can be compared within an unitive criterion by LLE.
Hai-ping Xu; Jian-ying Zhang; Zhi-jian Zhang; Yin-mei Zhu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Huan jing ke xue= Huanjing kexue / [bian ji, Zhongguo ke xue yuan huan jing ke xue wei yuan hui "Huan jing ke xue" bian ji wei yuan hui.]     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0250-3301     ISO Abbreviation:  Huan Jing Ke Xue     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-09     Completed Date:  2008-10-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405344     Medline TA:  Huan Jing Ke Xue     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  2148-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environment & Ecology Research Centre of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinogens / analysis*
Environmental Exposure / analysis*
Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects,  analysis*
Life Expectancy*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 0/Environmental Pollutants

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