Self-Reported Cancer Rates in Two Rural Areas of West Virginia

Date Published: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Source/Author: 
Dr. Michael Hendryx et al in the Journal of Community Health

This study found that mountaintop mining is linked with increased community cancer risk. Self-reported rates of cancer were higher in a WV county with mountaintop coal mining than in a similar, nearby Appalachian county without large scale strip mining.

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