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Effects of a combination of beta carotene and vitamin A on lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.
TLDR
After an average of four years of supplementation, the combination of beta carotene and vitamin A had no benefit and may have had an adverse effect on the incidence of lung cancer and on the risk of death from lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and any cause in smokers and workers exposed to asbestos.
An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure
TLDR
A fine particulate mass–based RR model that covered the global range of exposure by integrating RR information from different combustion types that generate emissions of particulate matter is developed.
An official American Thoracic Society public policy statement: Novel risk factors and the global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
TLDR
It is concluded that specific genetic syndromes and occupational exposures were causally related to the development of COPD and a substantive burden of COPd is attributable to risk factors other than smoking.
Millions dead: how do we know and what does it mean? Methods used in the comparative risk assessment of household air pollution.
TLDR
It is estimated that in 2010 HAP was responsible for 3.9 million premature deaths and ∼4.8% of lost healthy life years (DALYs), ranking it highest among environmental risk factors examined and one of the major risk factors of any type globally.
Outdoor air pollution and asthma
Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure
TLDR
Assessment of the evidence of health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke and to identify susceptible populations indicates that wildfire smoke exposure is associated with respiratory morbidity with growing evidence supporting an association with all-cause mortality.
Risk factors for lung cancer and for intervention effects in CARET, the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial.
TLDR
Results based on the pre-specified analytic method are presented, details about risk factors for lung cancer, and analyses of subgroups and of factors that possibly influence response to the intervention are presented.
American Thoracic Society Statement: Occupational contribution to the burden of airway disease.
Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement.
TLDR
The substantial prevalence of WRA supports consideration of the diagnosis in all who present with new-onset or worsening asthma, followed by appropriate investigations and intervention including consideration of other exposed workers.
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