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Conflicting findings from a rubber industry cohort study: what is the explanation?
  1. Tom Sorahan
  1. Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Tom Sorahan, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; t.m.sorahan{at}bham.ac.uk

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Hidajat et al have recently published a further report1 from an updated mortality study of UK rubber workers set up in the 1970s.2 In a statistically complex analysis based on assumed job histories, Hidajat et al 1 reported positive associations for a host of cancer sites and all occupational exposures that they considered (rubber dust, rubber fume, nitrosamines). Taken at face value these …

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