Lung cancer and indoor exposure to coal and biomass in rural China.

@article{Kleinerman2002LungCA,
  title={Lung cancer and indoor exposure to coal and biomass in rural China.},
  author={Ruth A. Kleinerman and Z. Y. Jo Wang and Longde Wang and Catherine Metayer and Shouzhi Zhang and Alina V Brenner and Shurong Zhang and Ying Xia and Bing Shang and Jay H. Lubin},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={338-44}
}
Incomplete combustion of coal in homes has been linked with lung cancer in China. We report on a lung cancer case-control study in a rural area of China, where many residents live in underground dwellings and burn coal and unprocessed biomass (crop residues, wood, sticks, and twigs) for heating and cooking. We interviewed 846 patients with lung cancer (626 men, 220 women; aged 30 to 75 years) diagnosed between 1994 and 1998, and 1740 population-based controls. The odds ratio for lung cancer… CONTINUE READING

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