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Asbestos exposure linked to lung tumors, mesotheliomas


Researchers linked asbestos exposure to an increased incidence of lung tumors and mesotheliomas, and found that asbestos-exposed workers who smoke cigarettes have a risk of lung cancer more than ten times as great as asbestos-exposed individuals who do not smoke.

Tags: cancer, lung, smoking


Borow M, Conston A, Livornese LL, Schalet N. 1967. Mesothelioma and its association with asbestosis. JAMA 201(8):587-591. [Abstract] [PDF]

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