A nested case control study of lung cancer among New York talc workers

  title={A nested case control study of lung cancer among New York talc workers},
  author={John F. Gamble},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  • J. Gamble
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
SummaryThis nested case control study assessed the relationship of lung cancer and time exposed to talc, while controlling for smoking, other talc exposures, and nontalc exposures. There were 22 lung cancer cases (91% smokers and 9% former smokers) and 66 controls (27% nonsmokers, 9% former smokers, and 64% smokers). Smokers were at sixfold increased risk compared to nonsmokers and ex-smokers. When stratified by smoking status, risk of lung cancer decreased with talc tenure and remained… 
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