Cancer in Bhopal: comparison of cancer patterns in MIC affected and unaffected areas (1988-2007)

Cancer in Bhopal: comparison of cancer patterns in MIC affected and unaffected areas (1988-2007)

This Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report of twenty years of data from 1988 to 2007 compares the magnitude and patterns of cancer between areas affected by the methyl isocyanate (MIC) leak and the unaffected areas of Bhopal.

This report of twenty years of data from 1988 to 2007 compares the magnitude and patterns of cancer between the MIC affected and unaffected areas of Bhopal. The data presented here provides a valuable scientific document on the comparative incidence of cancer and its trends over time in the MIC affected and unaffected areas. It is important to note that a higher incidence of tobacco related cancers has been observed in MIC affected areas as compared to MIC unaffected areas. However, that significance was lost when the tobacco habits in the populations of the two areas were taken into account.

See Also

Report: Health effects of toxic gas leak.
Study: Contamination of soil and water.
Opinion: Young India’s Bhopal challenge
Opinion: Not learning from Bhopal .
Feature: Subterranean leak.
In-court: SC on CBI's curative petition against 1996 apex court judgement.
In-court: Judgment on the Bhopal Gas Disaster dated 7th June 2010.
In-Parliament: Discussion on Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Meeting: GoM on Bhopal Gas Leak.
 

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