The causes of deaths in an industry-dense area: example of Dilovasi (Kocaeli)


Hamzaoglu O., Etiler N., Yavuz C. I. , ÇAĞLAYAN Ç.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.41, no.3, pp.369-375, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1007-943
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-375
  • Keywords: Air pollution, cancer, mortality, industrial area, environment, AMBIENT AIR-POLLUTION, LUNG-CANCER, MORTALITY, PROSTATE, CADMIUM, HEALTH

Abstract

Aim: Chemical pollutants caused by the industry have changed both mortality rates and morbidity patterns causing new illnesses over the last few decades. This study aimed to determine the causes and characteristics of deaths related to cancer in 2004 in Dilovasi, Kocaeli, which was mainly used as a production, storage, and transfer area for a variety of industries, such as chemical, metal and metal products, energy, and machinery.