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Thyroid cancer incidence in relation to volcanic activity

Arnbjörnsson, Einar LU ; Arnbiörnsson, Arnbjörn and Ólafsson, Arnbjorn (1986) In Archives of Environmental Health1950-01-01+01:002005-01-01+01:00 41(1). p.36-40
Abstract

Environmental or genetic factors are sought to explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. At present, it is impossible to cite any environmental factor, particularly one related to the volcanic activity in the country, which could explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. However, the thyroid gland in Icelanders is very small due to the high intake of iodine from seafood. It is, therefore, easier for physicians to find thyroid tumors. Furthermore, genetic factors are very likely to be of great importance in the small, isolated island of Iceland.

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Archives of Environmental Health1950-01-01+01:002005-01-01+01:00
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41
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5 pages
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Heldref Publications
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0003-9896
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10.1080/00039896.1986.9935763
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  abstract     = {<p>Environmental or genetic factors are sought to explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. At present, it is impossible to cite any environmental factor, particularly one related to the volcanic activity in the country, which could explain the high incidence of thyroid cancer in Iceland. However, the thyroid gland in Icelanders is very small due to the high intake of iodine from seafood. It is, therefore, easier for physicians to find thyroid tumors. Furthermore, genetic factors are very likely to be of great importance in the small, isolated island of Iceland.</p>},
  author       = {Arnbjörnsson, Einar and Arnbiörnsson, Arnbjörn and Ólafsson, Arnbjorn},
  issn         = {0003-9896},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {36--40},
  publisher    = {Heldref Publications},
  series       = {Archives of Environmental Health1950-01-01+01:002005-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Thyroid cancer incidence in relation to volcanic activity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00039896.1986.9935763},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {1986},
}