Man-Made Vitreous Fibers and Risk of Respiratory System Cancer: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence

@article{Lee1995ManMadeVF,
  title={Man-Made Vitreous Fibers and Risk of Respiratory System Cancer: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence},
  author={I. Lee and C. Hennekens and D. Trichopoulos and J. Buring},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={37},
  pages={725-738}
}
  • I. Lee, C. Hennekens, +1 author J. Buring
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Because asbestos has been demonstrated to cause lung cancer, the issue regarding safety of other fibers, including man-made vitreous fibers (MMVF), has been raised. We reviewed the available evidence, in particular the epidemiologic data, on MMVF and the risk of respiratory system cancer. Glass fibers (especially glass wool) have been studied most extensively. Taken together, the data indicate that among those occupationally exposed, glass fibers do not appear to increase risk of respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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