Indoor air pollution as a risk factor for lung cancer in women.

  title={Indoor air pollution as a risk factor for lung cancer in women.},
  author={Digamber Behera and Thangakunam Balamugesh},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
OBJECTIVES Tobacco smoking is the most common risk factor for lung cancer. But a significant proportion of lung cancer occurs in non-smokers. Indoor pollution due to domestic fuels has been recently implicated as a causative agent in lung cancer especially in women. We conducted a case control study to find out the role of indoor air pollution due to domestic cooking fuels in Indian women. METHODS In a case control study 67 women with proven lung cancer were recruited. Forty-six females… CONTINUE READING

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