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Lung and other cancer site mortality in a cohort of Italian cotton mill workers
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      • Yan X Zuo, The 2nd hospital of Shandong Chinese Traditional Medicine University, P.R. China

    On the basis of a retrospective mortality study Mastrangelo and his co-workers (Occup Environ Med 2008; 65: 697-700) concluded that “a high and prolonged exposure to cotton dust and other endotoxin-containing organic dusts was related to a lower risk of lung cancer”. The paper looked at the cancer risk, especially on lung cancer, among cotton mill workers by using the Standard Mortality Ratio (SMR). We believe that meth...

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