Latency and the lung cancer epidemic among United States uranium miners.

@article{Archer2004LatencyAT,
  title={Latency and the lung cancer epidemic among United States uranium miners.},
  author={Victor E Archer and Teresa Coons and Geno Saccomanno and D Hong},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={480-9}
}
The latency of occupational cancer was a key factor in the recent epidemic of lung cancer among U.S. uranium miners. A review of the epidemic and analysis of latency periods with a near lifetime follow-up found that among former and nonsmokers, the mean mid-induction latent period is nearly a constant at about 25 y, regardless of age at starting or magnitude of exposure. Among cigarette smokers, the mean is shorter (about 19 y). It is not influenced by age at start of smoking, amount smoked, or… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
13 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…