Steven Stellman - Lung cancer risk and workplace exposures in black men and women

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      Muscat, J. E., Stellman, S. D., Richie, J. P., Jr., Wynder, E. L.   76 (2) 78-84-

      Abstract: There are little data on workplace   exposures and lung cancer risk in blacks. An ongoing case-control   study of lung cancer that included 550 black men and women with   lung cancer and 386 age-matched controls was examined by reported   occupational exposures and job titles. In men, significant   associations were observed with reported exposure to asbestos   [odds ratio (OR), 1.8; 95% confidence intervals (CI) 1.03-3.1]   and coal dust (OR, 2.8; 95% CI 1.1-7.0). Elevated but   nonsignificant risks of 1.4 or more were detected for the   following occupations: police/security guards, farmers/farm   workers, laborers, and motor-vehicle drivers. In women,   nonsignificant increased risks were found with reported exposure   to paint (OR, 1.8) and gas fumes (OR, 4.9). Women employed as   farmers/farm workers and building maintenance workers had   elevated but nonsignificant risks.

      Address (URL): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9515062