An Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Mortality From Lung Cancer and Respiratory Diseases in Japan

  title={An Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Mortality From Lung Cancer and Respiratory Diseases in Japan},
  author={Kota Katanoda and Tomotaka Sobue and Hiroshi Satoh and Kazuo Tajima and Takaichiro Suzuki and Haruo Nakatsuka and Toshiro Takezaki and Tomio Nakayama and Hiroshi Nitta and Kiyoshi Tanabe and Suketami Tominaga},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
BACKGROUND Evidence for a link between long-term exposure to air pollution and lung cancer is limited to Western populations. In this prospective cohort study, we examined this association in a Japanese population. METHODS The study comprised 63 520 participants living in 6 areas in 3 Japanese prefectures who were enrolled between 1983 and 1985. Exposure to particulate matter less than 2.5 µm in aerodynamic diameter (PM(2.5)), sulfur dioxide (SO(2)), and nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) was assessed… CONTINUE READING
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