A prospective study of the synergistic effects of arsenic exposure and smoking, sun exposure, fertilizer use, and pesticide use on risk of premalignant skin lesions in Bangladeshi men.

@article{Melkonian2011APS,
  title={A prospective study of the synergistic effects of arsenic exposure and smoking, sun exposure, fertilizer use, and pesticide use on risk of premalignant skin lesions in Bangladeshi men.},
  author={Stephanie Melkonian and Maria Argos and Brandon L Pierce and Yu Chen and T. M. Rezwanul Islam and Alauddin Ahmed and Emdadul H. Syed and Faruque Parvez and Joseph H. Graziano and Paul J. Rathouz and Habibul Ahsan},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={173 2},
  pages={183-91}
}
Skin lesions are classic clinical signs of toxicity due to long-term exposure to arsenic, and they are considered precursors to arsenic-related skin cancer. The authors prospectively evaluated synergisms between effects of arsenic exposure and those of tobacco use, sun exposure, and pesticide and fertilizer use on incident skin lesions using risk factor data from 5,042 men from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study in Araihazar, Bangladesh, which recruited participants from October… CONTINUE READING
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