Incense use and respiratory tract carcinomas: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Friborg2008IncenseUA,
  title={Incense use and respiratory tract carcinomas: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Jeppe T Friborg and Jian-Min Yuan and Renwei Wang and Woon-Puay Koh and H Lee and Mimi C. Yu},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={113 7},
  pages={1676-84}
}
BACKGROUND Incense use is an integral part of daily life in large parts of Asia. The burning of incense is a powerful producer of particulate matter and the smoke contains a multitude of well-characterized carcinogens. However, to the authors' knowledge, no convincing association has been reported between exposure to incense smoke and the development of cancer. Therefore, the relation between incense use and the risk of respiratory tract carcinomas was analyzed in a prospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING

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