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In his letter, Professor Sorahan1 poses an important question about our paper,2 namely, whether the results indicate that occupational exposures to agents such as rubber dust, rubber fumes and nitrosamines in the rubber industry are associated with increased risk of mortality from cancers of the bladder, lung, stomach, oesophagus, prostate, larynx, brain, pancreas, liver, and lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue. Sorahan argues that causation does not seem to be warranted since results from …
Contributors All authors agreed on the final draft of this letter.
Funding This study was funded by Cancer Research UK (C29425/A16521).
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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