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Cardiovascular effects among workers exposed to multiwalled carbon nanotubes
  1. Eelco Kuijpers1,2,
  2. Anjoeka Pronk1,
  3. Robert Kleemann3,
  4. Jelle Vlaanderen2,
  5. Qing Lan4,
  6. Nathaniel Rothman4,
  7. Debra Silverman4,
  8. Peter Hoet5,
  9. Lode Godderis5,6,
  10. Roel Vermeulen2
  1. 1 Risk Analysis for Products in Development, TNO, Zeist, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Metabolic Health Research, TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands
  4. 4 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  5. 5 Centre for Environment and Health, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  6. 6 External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work, IDEWE, Heverlee, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Eelco Kuijpers, Risk Analysis for Products in Development, TNO, Zeist 360, The Netherlands; eelco.kuijpers{at}tno.nl

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  • Contributors The basic study design was developed by RV, AP and LG. Data collection, data analyses and interpretation was administered by RK, QL, DS, NR and PH. EK drafted the manuscript and was responsible for statistical analyses, supported with feedback from AP, RV, and JV on choice of statistical methods and output. All authors were involved in the interpretation of data and have critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version.

  • Funding This work was partly supported by NanoNextNL, a micro and nanotechnology consortium of the government of The Netherlands and 130 partners. In addition, this project was partly supported by the National Institutes of Health intramural research programme.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Commission for Medical Ethics of UZ Leuven (reference number S54607).

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

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Footnotes

  • Contributors The basic study design was developed by RV, AP and LG. Data collection, data analyses and interpretation was administered by RK, QL, DS, NR and PH. EK drafted the manuscript and was responsible for statistical analyses, supported with feedback from AP, RV, and JV on choice of statistical methods and output. All authors were involved in the interpretation of data and have critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version.

  • Funding This work was partly supported by NanoNextNL, a micro and nanotechnology consortium of the government of The Netherlands and 130 partners. In addition, this project was partly supported by the National Institutes of Health intramural research programme.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Commission for Medical Ethics of UZ Leuven (reference number S54607).

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

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