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Conflicting findings from a rubber industry cohort study: what is the explanation?

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  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests TS is PI for a contemporary cohort study of health risks in the rubber industry and the University of Birmingham has received funds in recent years from both the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) and the British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (BTMA) to defray the costs of this study. A draft of the current letter was not shared with others.

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

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