Metallic elements in lung tissues: results of a meta-analysis.

  title={Metallic elements in lung tissues: results of a meta-analysis.},
  author={Simona Catalani and Giuseppe De Palma and Antje Mangili and Pietro Apostoli},
  journal={Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis},
  volume={79 Suppl 1},
Several studies have investigated the levels of metallic elements in the pulmonary tissues of healthy subjects, patients with lung diseases and occupationally exposed subjects. The present meta-analysis was aimed at both assessing the possible contribution of metal exposure to the development of lung diseases, including lung cancer, and evaluating systematically the role and the weight of variability factors affecting the results of such studies. A literature research covering the period 1980… CONTINUE READING


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