To measure the health consequences of this contamination, an index of exposure was calculated for each of the nine Oregon counties having frontage on either the Columbia River or the Pacific Ocean. This particular index was based on several factors, including the county's stream distance from Hanford and the average distance of its population from any water frontage. As a covariate, the cancer mortality rate was determined for each of these same counties. The data give the index of exposure and the cancer mortality rate during 1959-1964 for the nine Oregon counties affected. Higher index values represent higher levels of contamination.
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Fadeley, R. C. (1965). Oregon malignancy pattern physiographically related to Hanford, Washington, Radioisotope Storage. Journal of Environmental Health 27, 883-897.
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