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Updated epidemiological study of workers at two California petroleum refineries, 1950–95
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    Epidemiological study of workers at two California petroleum refineries 1950-95; a reply
    • Kenneth P Satin, Staff Epidemiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • William J. Bailey, Kimberly L. Newton, Anita Y. Ross, Otto Wong

    Dear Editor

    Parodi et al. raised several comments on our cohort mortality study of petroleum refinery workers in California.[1] Their comments are general in nature and apply to most, if not all, occupational cohort mortality investigations in general and refinery studies in particular, including such studies conducted in the US, the UK, Canada and Italy.[2-7] We have discussed the same issues in our original...

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    Comments on article by Satin et al
    • Stefano Parodi, Researcher in Epidemiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Fabio Montanaro, Marcello Ceppi, and Valerio Gennaro

    Dear Editor

    We would like to comment on the paper by Satin et al, [1] which reports an update of a mortality investigation on two cohorts of petroleum refinery workers. The Authors claim that one of the major aims of their study was the assessment of “health risks relative to more contemporary levels of exposure and work environments”. Nevertheless, they explicitly admit that a previous investigation in such...

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