Lung cancer: is the increasing incidence due to radioactive polonium in cigarettes?

@article{Marmorstein1986LungCI,
  title={Lung cancer: is the increasing incidence due to radioactive polonium in cigarettes?},
  author={J Marmorstein},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={145-50}
}
This paper presents clinical, experimental, and epidemiologic evidence to help explain the rapidly increasing incidence of primary lung cancer, with recently observed reversal in leading cell type from squamous cell to adenocarcinoma. It postulates that this may be due to changes in modern cigarettes, with or without filters, which allow inhalation of increased amounts of radioactive lead and polonium and decreased amounts of benzopyrene. This hypothesis is based upon measurements of increased… CONTINUE READING
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