Lung cancer in heavy equipment operators and truck drivers with diesel exhaust exposure in the construction industry.

@article{Jrvholm2003LungCI,
  title={Lung cancer in heavy equipment operators and truck drivers with diesel exhaust exposure in the construction industry.},
  author={Bengt J{\"a}rvholm and Debra Silverman},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={516-20}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies indicate that truck drivers have an increased risk of lung cancer, but few studies have examined lung cancer risk in heavy equipment operators. Workers in both occupations are exposed to diesel exhaust. AIMS To examine the incidence and mortality from lung cancer among truck drivers and among drivers of heavy vehicles. METHODS A computerised register of Swedish construction workers participating in health examinations between 1971 and 1992 was used. Male truck… CONTINUE READING
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