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

Abstract

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… (More)

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