Sugarcane exposure and the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

  title={Sugarcane exposure and the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.},
  author={Stuart M. Brooks and H G Stockwell and P A Pinkham and Anna Armstrong and D A Witter},
  journal={Environmental research},
  volume={58 2},
A case-control study was conducted of the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma from environmental and occupational exposures associated with sugarcane production. A slight, not statistically significant, excess risk of lung cancer was observed among participants who reported working in the sugarcane industry (odds ratio 1.8, 95% confidence interval 0.5-7.5). No increased risk was observed among our population, associated with living near sugarcane growing areas. Little difference was observed… CONTINUE READING

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