Lung cancer incidence among an Icelandic cohort exposed to diatomaceous earth and cristobalite.

@article{Rafnsson1997LungCI,
  title={Lung cancer incidence among an Icelandic cohort exposed to diatomaceous earth and cristobalite.},
  author={Vilhj{\'a}lmur Rafnsson and H{\'o}lmfr{\'i}ður K Gunnarsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={187-92}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the cancer incidence of a cohort exposed to diatomaceous earth and cristobalite with special focus on lung cancer. METHODS The cohort was from a diatomaceous plant in northern Iceland and comprised 919 men and 423 women. Diatomite, when heated, is transformed from amorphous to crystalline silica with a high cristobalite content and traces of quartz. With the use of the identification number of all persons, a link was made with the Cancer… CONTINUE READING

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