An improved estimate of the quantitative relationship between polycyclic hydrocarbons and lung cancer

Mirabelli, Dario
November 2009
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Nov2009, Vol. 66 Issue 11, p3
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the work of Armstrong and Gibbs on the relationship between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and mortality from lung cancer among aluminium smelter workers in Quebec. The author asserts that measurements of exposure to benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and benzene-soluble matter (BSM) are beneficial to develop a job-exposure matrix (JEM). The author mentions that the study obtained both statistical power and high quality exposure data.


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