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Shchepin V.O.,Research Institute of Public Health | Kudryavtsev I.Yu.,Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Works
Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk

Social and economic disbenifits due to mortality from malignant neoplasms were estimated taking into account the losses of man-years of work, mean life expectancy for the sick, losses from temporary disablement and invalidization caused by malignancies, and the cost of oncological aid. The study was based at an area in Uzbekistan subjected to pollution by industrial wastes from an uranium-extracting enterprise. A special purpose-oriented program has been elaborated for the correction of oncological aid currently provided to the workers of the Navoi mining and metallurgical works and the local population. Its implementation resulted in a 13% reduction of standardized mortality from malignant neoplasm in 2004 compared with 1999 and another 24% in 2009. The disbenefit prevented by the reduction of mortality at active ages is estimated at 60,6 mln rubles. Source

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