Newly Reported Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Relation to Deployment Within Proximity to a Documented Open-Air Burn Pit in Iraq

@article{Jones2012NewlyRL,
  title={Newly Reported Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Relation to Deployment Within Proximity to a Documented Open-Air Burn Pit in Iraq},
  author={Kelly A. Jones and Besa Smith and Nisara S. Granado and E. Boyko and G. Gackstetter and M. Ryan and Christopher J. Phillips and T. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={54},
  pages={698–707}
}
Objective: To assess the relationship between possible exposure to smoke from documented open-air burn pits and newly reported lupus and rheumatoid arthritis among Millennium Cohort participants who have deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Methods: Prospectively assessed self-reported lupus and rheumatoid arthritis among deployers who completed both 2004–2006 and 2007–2008 questionnaires. Results: After exclusions, more than 18,000 participants were deployed, including… Expand
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