Silica exposure, smoking, silicosis and lung cancer--complex interactions.

@article{Brown2009SilicaES,
  title={Silica exposure, smoking, silicosis and lung cancer--complex interactions.},
  author={Terry P. Brown},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={89-95}
}
BACKGROUND Establishing a clear relationship between workplace exposures and cancer is often difficult. The latent period for cancer development can make it difficult to establish a definite cause-effect relationship. The picture is further complicated by variable job histories, concomitant exposure to other carcinogens and other factors such as genetic susceptibility and poor nutrition. The lack of accurate and detailed record keeping may potentially mask informative differences among group of… CONTINUE READING