Midland Area Health Study by ZIP Code
Zip Codes 48640 & 48642
2001, the MDEQ Air Quality Division finalized a health screening for
The study used five years of data, 1994-1998, from the Michigan Cancer Registry and studied a small set of cancer types.
In late spring 2002, a citizen requested a copy of the Cancer Registry data for all cancer types for the same 5 years. A comparison and summary follows.
The zip code study showed:
Midland cancer rate: 847.5
were a total of 1,279 cancers for
Rates reflect data after it was adjusted for age.
Data is per State of
Air Quality Division, 2001 Zip Code Study
The study reviewed only some of the cancers associated with dioxin exposure (prostate, soft-tissue, lung, all invasive cancers).
48640 showed significantly high cancers of:
The data received in 2002 shows:
additional incident of soft-tissue/bone cancer, which would have shown
2 additional incidents of lung cancer
17 additional lung-related cancers.
Population by Zip Code
Code Population Total
Local Cancer Incidence by Zip Code, 1994-1998
Source: Ecology Center
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