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Longitudinal decline in lung function among older construction workers
  1. John M Dement1,
  2. Laura S Welch2,
  3. Knut Ringen2,
  4. Kim Cranford3,
  5. Patricia Quinn2
  1. 1 Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2 Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
  3. 3 Zenith American Solutions, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr John M Dement, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W. Main Street, Suite 400 Durham, NC 27705, USA; john.dement{at}duke.edu

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  • Contributors All authors participated in the collection and quality control of all data used for this study. JMD, LSW and KR co-generated study hypothesis and study analytical design. JMD conducted the statistical analyses. JMD, LSW, KR, PQ and KC developed and edited the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the US Department of Energy under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC01-06EH06004.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Central DOE Institutional Review Board. the CPWR Institutional Review Board, and the Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board.

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

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors participated in the collection and quality control of all data used for this study. JMD, LSW and KR co-generated study hypothesis and study analytical design. JMD conducted the statistical analyses. JMD, LSW, KR, PQ and KC developed and edited the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the US Department of Energy under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC01-06EH06004.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Central DOE Institutional Review Board. the CPWR Institutional Review Board, and the Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board.

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

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