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Mortality in Vermont granite workers and its association with silica exposure
  1. Pamela M Vacek1,
  2. Dave K Verma2,
  3. William G Graham3,
  4. Peter W Callas1,
  5. Graham W Gibbs4,5
  1. 1Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
  2. 2Program in Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
  4. 4Safety Health Environmental International Consultants, Devon, Alberta, Canada
  5. 5Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Pamela M Vacek, University of Vermont, Department of Medical Biostatistics, 105 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA; Pamela.Vacek{at}uvm.edu

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  • Funding This study was supported by the Crystalline Silica Panel of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) through a contract with the University of Vermont (contract CS-2004-6.0-UV-Vacek). ACC had no role in data collection, statistics analysis or interpretation of results.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the University of Vermont Research Protection Office, Committees on Human Research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This study was supported by the Crystalline Silica Panel of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) through a contract with the University of Vermont (contract CS-2004-6.0-UV-Vacek). ACC had no role in data collection, statistics analysis or interpretation of results.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the University of Vermont Research Protection Office, Committees on Human Research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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