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Musicians playing wind instruments and risk of lung cancer: is there an association?
  1. A Ruano-Ravina,
  2. A Figueiras,
  3. J M Barros-Dios
  1. Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr J M Barros-Dios, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, C/ San Francisco s/n, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain;

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