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Catherine Bulka, Loretta J. Nastoupil, William McClellan, Alexander Ambinder, Adrienne Phillips, Kevin Ward, A. Rana Bayakly, Jeffrey M. Switchenko, Lance Waller and Christopher R. Flowers Residence proximity to benzene release sites is associated with increased incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28083

Occupational exposure to benzene has been studied as a risk factor for developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but passive exposure through residential proximity to sources of benzene is seldom evaluated. Through spatial and statistical analyses, this study identifies the spatial distribution of NHL incidence in the state of Georgia, and a significant association is observed between residential proximity to benzene release sites and increased risk of NHL.

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