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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 183920, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/183920
Research Article

Association between Residential Proximity to PERC Dry Cleaning Establishments and Kidney Cancer in New York City

1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
2Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
3New York State Office of the Attorney General, The Capitol, Albany, NY 12224-0341, USA

Received 23 June 2009; Accepted 4 November 2009

Academic Editor: Suminori Akiba

Copyright © 2009 Jing Ma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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