Occupational lung cancer and smoking: a review in the light of current theories of carcinogenesis.

  • A C Chovil
  • Published 1979 in Canadian Medical Association journal


This paper considers modern theories of carcinogenesis as they apply to the induction of lung cancer by tobacco smoking and occupational exposure to carcinogens. Some of the known and postulated factors affecting carcinogenesis are discussed, with particular reference to syncarcinogenesis and thresholds. Factors affecting the intensity of smoking exposure… (More)


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