Peggy A Lopipero

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We evaluated the relation between occupational exposure to diesel exhaust and cancer of the lung in a meta-analysis of 29 published cohort and case-control studies. Twenty-one of the 23 studies meeting the inclusion criteria had observed relative risk estimates greater than one. Pooled effect measures weighted by study precision indicated an increased(More)
This paper is the second chronological supplement to the Carcinogenic Potency Database, published earlier in this journal (1,2,4). We report here results of carcinogenesis bioassays published in the general literature between January 1983 and December 1984, and in Technical Reports of the National Cancer Institute/National Toxicology Program between January(More)
The relation between exposure to crystalline silica and lung cancer has been a controversial topic, and findings have appeared inconsistent. In this paper, we focus on lung cancer risks in epidemiologic studies of silicotics. We abstracted data from 29 studies for quantitative evaluation. We identified several studies that suffered from biases due to(More)
This paper is a chronological supplement to our earlier publication, "A Carcinogenic Potency Database of the Standardized Results of Animal Bioassays." We report here results of carcinogenesis bioassays published in Technical Reports of the National Cancer Institute/National Toxicology Program between July 1980 and December 1982, and the general literature(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand the evolution of 20 years of tobacco industry strategies to undermine federal restrictions of smoking on aircraft in the United States. DESIGN We searched and analysed internal tobacco industry records, public documents, and other related research. RESULTS The industry viewed these restrictions as a serious threat to the social(More)
Received for publication August 31, 2000, and accepted for publication December 20, 2000. Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer; TCDD, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. From the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Reprint requests to Dr. Allan H. Smith, School of(More)
BACKGROUND In this paper we review the relationship between participation in legislative hearings, the use of ideological arguments, and the strength of public health legislation using a theoretical construct proposed by E. E. Schattschneider in 1960. Schattschneider argued that the breadth and types of participation in a political discussion could change(More)
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